Rahman honoured

Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman, who is the pride of Kollywood, was honoured at the IIFA awards ceremony in Singapore on Saturday night.

The ‘Mozart of Madras’, as he is called by millions of his fans, was presented with the best music composer award for his work in Bollywood film Rockstar.

‘I thank the crew of Rockstar, including Mohit Chauhan and Ranbir Kapoor, for their cooperation,’ Rahman said in his acceptance address.

The music composer added: ‘Thanks to Javed Akhtar, we can all have our rights to our music now that the Copyright Act has been amended.’