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AR Rahman on MIA at Oscars

By | Published on Wednesday 18 February 2009

AR Rahman, who composed the soundtrack to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, and who is co-nominated with MIA in the Best Song category as this week’s Academy Awards for their joint effort ‘Oh Saya’, has said that MIA is keen to play at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, despite having just given birth to her baby son.

As previously reported, the singer appeared at the Grammys despite it being her due date.

Asked if MIA would make it to the Oscars, Rahman replied: “That’s the million dollar question. She wants to. In fact, she said she’ll do it with a hologram. She has all these ideas. I don’t know how it’s going to be possible, though. Having a baby is such an important thing in your life – more important than winning an Oscar”.

He adds that one of his next projects will see him working with Kylie Minogue on a track for a new film. “We’re doing a song together which she’ll perform in the movie”, he said. “The film is called ‘Blue’ and is being shot in Hawaii and a lot of other places”.