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Posted by on Jan 20, 2010 in India, TG Roundup

Rahman’s Song Shortlisted for Oscar

[Via BBC]

Indian composer AR Rahman has been shortlisted for an Oscar nomination for his Tamil song NaNa from the Hollywood film, Couples Retreat.

The song is vying with 62 others for the nominations which will be revealed on 2 February.

Rahman won two Oscars, a Bafta and a Golden Globe last year for his soundtrack to the multi award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire.

The composer is often called the Mozart of India.

‘Really touched’

Couples Retreat is a comedy film directed by Peter Billingsley and Rahman says it is his “first mainstream Hollywood movie”.

“Normally a person who picks up double Oscars, doesn’t pick up a comedy movie. But I thought it would be less pressure to pick up a comedy film,” Rahman told a press conference.

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