For celebrity kids, the pressure is immense. When you’re the kid of a super successful celebrity, the pressure increases manifold. That’s why A.R. Rahman keeps his family as far as possible, away from the spotlight. “I don’t want my children to feel the pressure to perform just because their father is a popular figure.
Children need to discover themselves, their skills and interests. They should set and achieve goals on their own terms and not because they are expected to do so. They need to grow up and write their own destiny. They are young and should have the freedom to explore and do whatever they want,” explains the Oscar winning music director, who prefers to keep himself away from the media glare. With him, his work is his identity. He doesn’t need a full page write-up in a tabloid, to boost his image – it would only boost the tabloid’s image!