Slumdog gave composer confidence
Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman has revealed the success of the award-winning film boosted his confidence.
Rahman won two Grammys and two Oscars for his work on the hit film's soundtrack, which has sold 390,000 copies in the US according to Interscope Records, which released the album.
He said: "The main thing is self-confidence which is there - every composer is complex within, and in a way I think you need to have a kind of confidence to achieve greater things."
He added: "Coming from South India, you're always very timid, you're within your shell ... we always think that, you know, maybe I don't fit here, that kind of uncomfortableness."
Rahman is now gearing up for a US tour - AR Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour - which kicks off in New York on June 11. He will also visit Canada and Europe.
The composer is also planning to release a CD in the near future.
"It's shaping up in its own way because I've been doing film music, I've been doing all kinds of music, and for me to focus on an album, to come up with an individual song, is again a great challenge and very exciting," he said.