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Monday, February 23, 2009

...still speechless

God is kind... WOW... what a day... what a weekend actually...

Started off on a rather strange note, very bizarre indeed. After meticulous planning we worked out the kids schedules to workout a trip to the movies, (wife n kids and a friend). Delhi 6... and the movie was with a great message, which i believed in, so it was all good. Got through the rush, carrying my son, and though was sure i heard whispers of, 'is that blaaaa...?' not once did anyone stop to speak or sign autographs or anything, which was cool, as the kids were with me and it was hopefully just a trip to the movies with family and friends... however, the next day, a newspaper carries the story of BlaaZe spotted at the cinemas, with family n friends, in his trademark yellow pants..?? with the dangling B chain..? and seemed very self conscious with a change in his attitude...? fame ke side effects..? The story was correct in only the fact that we saw the film at the theatre.. the rest is made up to fill lines...! For the record, blue shirt / black n white addidas trackpants... No B medallion ..and still appreciate a friendly word or two with fans...!!! But .. this lead me to thinking how delicate words/statements/lies can become, when actually all that matters should be the work... ... ...!! well, wanted to get that off my chest all weekend!!


And with that the calls started for the next days run..this time it was for the pre oscars / oscars live on various channels, to be featured on whilst the show was on air... i found it hard to explain, but finaly did tell the people concerned who had been calling, i wanted to watch it in private, at peace and truly pray silently for Mr. Rahman's win... and it was all i wanted to do... and am thankful i managed to do it eventually.

Mr. A R Rahman's first Oscar

It felt strange to not want to do interviews at this time, when all i really thought about was wanting to speak to Mr. Rahman and tell him how amazing he is !! Truly, what a moment for him and ... what a moment for raqueeb and myself, to be mentioned alongwith Mr. Gulzar, at the Academy's is something that is God-sent. It seems to be a moment trapped in time in my mind, and am very humbled by his mentioning my name. Wow..again... and it was even more special cause i was with my family at home, watching it and praying within for his name to be announced...and when they did... what a moment indeed... god bless. Spoke to my sister who called from NY and even my BA Cinema college professor who saw the event live in LA... and my near and dear ones...they were so happy ..thank you, brother Rahman...

Today is also Maha Siva Ratri day and will be at the temple most evening and night...

If i missed your call in all this magic... hope you understand... am still kind of speechless...

14 comments:

Rag_hav. said...

BlaaZe anna, this has become a habit of Rahman to leave everybody speechless- be it with the music or with his choice.
God bless!

suheezbrainwaves said...

Jai ho!! I watched it live too... here in Singapore we are 2.30 hrs ahead from India ,so much easier on the timezone... I felt so so happy as for Rahman Sir, as for u too.. SO great to get mentioned by the great ARR ..n u deserve it too.. Good Luck Blazee:)

Jai Ho!

Vipin said...

It was a gr8 moment, i woke up early and watched it live on TV.

I prayed for him, he is more than an inspiration for the current generation of Indian youth including me.

He is role model to me for his hard work, humbleness and his faith in god.

Pshh... i skipped office to watch it yest...

Ganesh said...

Yes it was awesome exhilarating.

shri said...

just becoz of you AR Rehman became so close to your heart.we have not done anything that day other than prayer till the announcement. Every bodies prayer became meaningful. what a day.

Always we have to break our own record. This year your name came on the Academy stadium by the legend. Looking forward to see you at the same stadium as winner and God is with you. YOU CAN DO IT AND WE WANT YOU THERE.

shri said...

just becoz of you AR Rehman became so close to your heart.we have not done anything that day other than prayer till the announcement. Every bodies prayer became meaningful. what a day.

Always we have to break our own record. This year your name came on the Academy stadium by the legend. Looking forward to see you at the same stadium as winner and God is with you. YOU CAN DO IT AND WE WANT YOU THERE.

maxdavinci said...

trademark yellow pants?

ROFL...

My guess is that they must have heard that you were there and then drew up a mental picture!

madhuzinsane said...

hey blaaze :) my first comment:) the first tym i heard abt u was in the song khalbali if am not wrong :) then came the Ban the police :) was totally impressed :) now ur blog :) :) cant believe it :) :) Jai ho for ARR :) & the very fact that he mentioned all u ppl's name was somethin which words cant describe abt the legend :) am so thankful to god for givin ARR what he dserves :): )shouted like crazy when he got his award :) :) I cant inagine a guy in yellow pants :P :P that journalist had "Creativity" :P :P

Shiva said...

Hi BlaaZe,

To the point about the newspapers...they dont stop to amuse us day in and day out...

As for Rahman, very happy for the whole Slumdog Music team which includes you...

Keep Rocking!!

Shiva

:: B L U R K X :: said...

yes bro u r rite. media can change minds.. and sometimes all the hard work ppl do for the world peace just get destroyed by the media just cause they wanna get few bucks from it !

and tats great for the Oscars ! was nice 2 hear ur name mentioned there.

May God bless for all future endeavors..

Peace & Love.
Kabilen.

Priya said...

BlaaZe blogs! Woah.. its fantastic to even be able to leave a comment.. Thanks to the link on Chinmayi's blog. :)

..p..

P.S - Huge fan btw!

mukul said...

blaaze ji... just like u, m also speechless... rahman ji getting oscars n then taking ur n gulzar saab's name... just gr8888...!!!!! it was the biggest day of my life till now... i was feeling as if i have got an oscar...!!!! JAI HO..!!!

Hari said...

Often, speechlessness is a sign of awe which derives from happiness...
Speechlessness doesn't really suit a terrific singer like you! You should have shouted out loud with a self-composed song in praise of ARR...

God bless him. And you.

Great blog.

Love & Regards,
Hari
Ardent Fan of yours since 2003 :-)

Praveen iyer said...

Yeah it was a great moment for each and every one of us.. Rahman is mind blowing and i always think his simplicity and his humble nature s outta the world.. and Blazee yo deserve it man.. Yo..