AR Rahman Clarifies Over Use Of Late Singers Voice In Lal Salaam Via AI-Technology: We Took Permission From Their Families

Rajinikanth's Lal Salaam has AI-enhanced songs that replicate the voices of two late singers Bamba Bakya and Shahul Hameed, here's what AR Rahman has to say

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AR Rahman Clarifies Over Use Of Late Singers Voice In Lal Salaam Via AI-Technology: We Took Permission From Their Families
Rajinikanth's upcoming movie, Lal Salaam, is poised to feature a song sung by late artists Bamba Bakya and Shahul Hameed, sparking discussions on AI in music. AR Rahman clarified that their voices were employed with proper consent from their families. In the track "Thimiri Yezhuda," Rahman utilized AI models to revive the singers' voices, addressing concerns by stating they sought permission and compensated the families adequately, asserting that technology is constructive when used responsibly. ALSO READ: Rajinikanth's Daughter Aishwarya Says 'My Dad Is Not Sanghi' At Lal Salaam Audio Launch; If He Was, Wouldn't Have Done Such Film

The Oscar-winning composer advocates for the positive application of AI, asserting, "Technology is not a threat or nuisance when utilized correctly." Notably, in Lal Salaam, the track 'Thimiri Yezhuda' stands as the first instance where the voices of late singers have been officially resurrected for an album. Moreover, shortly before the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, a captivating video surfaced online featuring the rendition of the song "Ram Aayenge" sung by the late legendary vocalist, Lata Mangeshkar. ALSO READ: Rajinikanth's Chennai Residence Affected By Floods, South Superstar's Poes Garden Home Faces Water-Logging - WATCH VIRAL VIDEO

This comment from the music maestro has left the internet divided, a user wrote, "Next we want to see SP Balasubrahmanyam's voice. Whereas, another user wrote, "As a fanboy for three decades now, though appreciating your ready synergy with any futuristic tech and innovations, this feels a tad odd and unconvincing, sir." 




Lal Salaam marks the directorial comeback of Rajinikanth's daughter, Aishwarya. Rajinikanth takes on a cameo role as Moideen Bhai. The lead roles are portrayed by Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth, supported by a talented cast including Vignesh, Livingston, Senthil, Jeevitha, K. S. Ravikumar, and Thambi Ramaiah. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on February 9.
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