It is rare that the otherwise elusive AR Rahman is featured in a television show and even more surprising is when the Oscar-winning improptu sings his evergreen numbers. But the upcoming episode of Indian Idol is a ruckus as Sangeet Ustad will appear on the show to promote his upcoming film 99 Songs.
According to a short clip shared on his Instagram page by SonyTV, Rahman will crop up his popular love song “Ishq Bina” (Taal, 1999). As the composer began his impassioned performance, a contestant on the stage looked emotional, while Neha Kakkar, one of Indian Idol’s 12, flew in with Rahman’s voice.
Rahman, who seemed to enjoy himself on the show, was so impressed with contestant Shanmukhapriya’s performance that he played the piano for her on stage.
Shanmukhpriya sang two of Rahman’s songs – “Udadi Udadi” (Saathiya, 2002) and “Mukbala” (Street Dancer 3D, 2020, Kadalan, 1994 original song “Mukkabla”, which earned him a standing ovation from musicians and show judges did. .
Praising him, Rahman said, “You have a great talent. I am impressed with your performance and you have a unique voice. You are a soulful singer and the way you sing is the way you change the tone of every song you sing. I am proud that we have such talents in India. “
AR Rahman will appear in Indian Idol 12 this week.