Rahman talks about sensitivity and more

Music maestro A R Rahman has unveiled ‘The flying lotus’, a 19-minute music piece which talks about extraordinary praises and the inconvenience that followed the demonetisation move last year.

During an interaction with fans on social media, Rahman was asked whether artistes should react or stay
away from reacting to issues around them.

He said: “As an artiste, it will be insensitive to really say that I am immune to everything, and I
don’t see everything. I could be on a separate universe but what inspires an artiste are human beings,
people like you and to reflect that it’s very inevitable.”

“You can’t just ignore anything, but at the same time if everybody reflects that, then (there will
be) only chaos, and artists should have their own zone. So it’s always challenging…,” he said further.

He added: “You know even from the past, painters, composers and artistes have always taken something which is raw and made it beautiful and that is my humble attempt in ‘The flying lotus’.”