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Reactions from the film industry about AR Rahman winning Golden Globe

IndiaGlitz [Monday, January 12, 2009]

Prominent film personalities and the who's who of the music industry have greeted Rahman after he won the coveted Golden Globe Award for Best Original Music score for 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

Here's what the stars said….

Shahrukh Khan: It is a proud moment for every Indian. Rahman has made us proud by winning the coveted award. I was an invitee to the award ceremony. To witness an Indian achieve the feat is an achievement in itself.

Drummer Sivamani: He is a musician par excellence. He deserves the award. I had been associated with him for a long time. To watch him working in close quarters is a delight. 'Slumdog Millionaire' is a jewel in Rahman's Crown. He deserves many more honors.

Aamir Khan: A great musician….Rahman is a rare talent. He is sure to go places. I wish him all the very best for his future endeavors.

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First Indian to win Golden Globe Award

A R Rahman, a more media shy music director from India is now getting loud applaudes from all over the world. His background score in the Hollywood flick Slumdog Millionaire has been well appreciated by critics and now has been recognized by the Golden Globes awards as well.

He is the first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe Awards. On Sunday night A R Rahman became the first Indian to win this award.

He dedicated his award to the billion people of India. It is remarkably an underdog film which is sweeping all the awards.

His journey from Roja which was a trendsetter of that time to Slumdog Millionaire has been simply outstanding. He is been seen as a trendsetter in Indian music Industry. He has been credited with the current musical boom in the Industry.

Our team wishes him all the best for upcoming OSCARS.

A R Rahman receiving Golden Globe award-Video

AR Rahman creates history, wins Golden Globe

New York, Jan 12 (PTI) Music maestro A R Rahman, who became the first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe Award, dedicated it to the "billion people of India," as British Director Danny Boyle's Mumbai-based saga 'Slumdog Millionaire,' bagged four prizes at the ceremony today.
A Mumbai underdog's rags-to-riches story, 'Slumdog Millionaire', swept all the four categories it was nominated for, winning the best director award for Boyle, the best music score for Rahman, best screenplay for Simon Beaufoy and also in the category of best drama.

Rahman, who won the coveted prize for his music score 'Jai Ho' in the film, thanked the director and his fellow musicians in Mumbai and Chennai, besides the "billion people from India".

"Unbelievable..! I thought, I would not win, so anyways thanks to the almighty God for bringing me here... Danny Boyle, Fox pictures, all my musicians in Chennai, Mumbai,.. and the billion people from India," he said while accepting the award.

Director Danny Boyle bagged the best director award, while Simon Beaufoy won the best screenplay award for the film that starred Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and British Indian Dev Patel.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the ceremony to represent India, introduced the film to the foreign audience with 'Slumdog' actress Frieda Pinto.

It is also the first Golden Globe for 52-year-old Boyle, who is expected to be among the favourites at next month's Oscars following the phenomenal success of the film at award circuits. PTI