Rahman’s hand impressions on Wall of Fame

29 07 2008

Dubai Lifestyle City, the ultra-luxury lifestyle residential project in Dubailand, has added yet another maestro to the list of celebrities on its Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame will be built within Dubai Lifestyle City to honor highly successful persons in their respective fields by eternalising their hand impressions on the structure.

Internationally acclaimed musical legend A.R. Rahman, single handedly known for re-energising the popularity of Indian film music, is the latest to leave his hand impressions on the Wall. Dubai Lifestyle City’s Wall of Fame is the UAE’s only initiative similar to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and New York University’s Hall of Fame.

Expressing his gratification on this occasion, Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, Dubai Lifestyle City, said: “Over the years A.R. Rahman’s music has attained a special place in the hearts of people with his unique quality and style. The recent popularity of his music score in the latest film ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ and the innumerable accolades he received at the recent 53rd Filmfare, Zee Cine Awards and IIFA awards have reinforced his number one position in the music industry.”

In 2002, A.R. Rahman composed his maiden stage production Bombay Dreams (2002) following a commission from famous musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Furthermore, Rahman, along with the Finnish folk music band Värttinä, composed the music for The Lord of the Rings theatre production.

He added, “We are honoured to have his hand impressions on our Wall of Fame. This is a memorable moment for Dubai Lifestyle City, since it also signifies a strong support to our multi-functional theatre of performing arts we are planning to build at our lifestyle project in Dubailand.

Celebrities who have already left their hand impressions on the Wall of Fame include international tennis star Maria Sharapova, noted Bollywood director Karan Johar, Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh, Globally acclaimed Indian Film Star Shah Rukh Khan, Chief Executive of JW Marriott Bill Marriott and Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur.

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2 responses

31 07 2008
Ridhima

*Applause* Well the man is goin places…Rahman’s talent is unsurpassed and he is definetly the best that happened to bollywood after R D Burman. I recently listened to his interview here ….modesty, thy name is Rahman

4 08 2008
Shahbaz

cool… how come all these news arent in the papers??

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