Vishal-Shekhar asked Rahman for autograph

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 21:09 PM IST

New Delhi: They may be big names in the Bollywood music industry, but music director duo Vishal-Shekhar did not shy away from asking music maestro AR Rahman for his autograph.

They met Rahman on the sets of Zee TV`s `Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar` - the music maestro came with actor John Abraham to promote their upcoming project `Jhootha Hi Sahi`.

Vishal was especially enthusiastic about his first meeting with the Oscar winner and urged Rahman for an autograph, said a source from the sets.

On meeting Rahman, Vishal said: "Each decade in the Indian music industry has an identity - the melodious 60s, the swinging 70s, disco of the 80s and the 90s was a one man show - A.R. Rahman who pioneered a distinct phase in Indian film music combining western influences with Indian sounds, ranging from classical instruments to folk music."

Vishal even asked Rahman to sing the latter`s version of "Vande Mataram". But Rahman couldn`t fulfill his wish.

"I will not be able to do justice to our national song today because it needs to be sung in a high pitch, and it will be difficult for me to summon that amount of energy on an empty stomach. It`s the holy month of Ramzaan and I am fasting," Rahman said on the day of the shoot, Sep 7.

The special episode of the music reality show will be on air Friday.