'Khwaja Mere Khwaja is very spiritual to me'
One of the most haunting numbers A R Rahman has composed in recent years, the fabulous Khwaja Mere Khwaja, was not originally meant for the film, Jodhaa Akbar. In fact, it was not meant for any film at all.
"I've been going to the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty shrine for almost 15 years," Rahman says as he gets discussing the five songs he has composed for Ashutosh Gowariker's historical and the passion he poured in the background score of the film. "I wanted to do a song on Khwajasahib for a movie for a long time. But it was not possible."
Interview: Arthur J Pais
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