Ever since the albums of Kaaviya Thalaivan and I were released, there has been one burning question from music lovers- ‘Why AR Rahman did not sing in both albums?’. Interestingly, director Vasantha Balan also had the same question in mind and asked Rahman out of curiosity. And, Rahman retorted with a sensible, moving reply.
“Is there any compulsion that I should sing? It’s enough if I do my music well,” said ARR when Vasantha Balan told him that fans expect him to sing. A relentless Vasantha Balan pursued ARR with one more question. “I agree that there is no scope for a song in Kaaviya Thalaivan. Why didn’t you sing in I?,” asked Vasantha Balan. After a pause, Rahman replied, “May be I could have sung Ennodu Nee Irunthaal, but singer Sid Sriram has crooned it better than me. He didn’t receive the recognition he deserved in Kadal for his song (Adiye). If this song becomes a hit, he will get a new leaf of life. I shouldn’t grab his opportunity right Balan?,” told AR Rahman.
That’s definitely a moving gesture from the oscar-winning composer!