"I did get offers from a number of directors in Hollywood,
but right now I'm not taking anything because I don't have the
time due to my world tour. So I have postponed that for some time."
Rahman, who cancelled the North American leg of his "Jai
Ho" concert after a lighting rig collapsed in Detroit before
the show, is rehearsing for his next tour, which includes concerts
in Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam and then London.
One of the most downloaded composers in Britain, Rahman will
perform July 23 at LG Arena in Birmingham, to be followed by
shows in the two biggest arenas in London - O2 and Wembley on
July 24 and July 25 respectively.
Victory Entertainments is promoting his concerts in Britain.
Apart from the Oscars, the ace composer, also known as the
"Mozart of Madras", has won a BAFTA Award, a Golden
Globe and two Grammy Awards.
Asked what makes him a global celebrity, Rahman said: "Well
it's tough for me to tell you what it is. I think it's just
about the timing. First, 'Slumdog Millionaire' happened, then
all the awards followed and then one thing led to another."
Before making it big in the global arena, Rahman infused freshness
in Indian film music with his amazingly good compositions in
"Roja", "Bombay", "Rangeela",
"Lagaan" and "Jodhaa Akbar" and his work
was appreciated with four National Film Awards.
Back home he has two projects to look forward to - Pawan Kalyan-starrer
Telugu film "Puli" and director Shankar's forthcoming
Tamil science-fiction "Endhiran" that has Rajnikant
and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles.
When asked how he manages everything - from Hindi to regional
to international projects, the maestro said: "It is not
such a problem managing everything. It goes on simultaneously.
Also, I have a very hardworking team, which is always there
to help me."
It's not just Rahman who has a musical mind in his family;
son Amin is also showing signs of his father's talent. The six-year-old
sang a song in the Hollywood film, "Couples Retreat".
So will Rahman encourage his son to get into the industry?
"Right now, we can't say anything. He is too young. It
all depends, when he grows up," said the ace composer.