Originally Posted by A.ANAND
I did hear ARR been presented in the French National Channel during prime time [Vivement Dimanche (a French expression meaning 'Can't wait for Sunday') with the host Michel Drucker]. I was in India, and was sure that I will find the clip here, thanks Anand.
The Host Michel presents Bharati, an Indian Dance-Theatre putting a show January 2016 at Grand Rex, Paris, followed by a promotional clip.
ARR is introduced as a name that every one in the worlds knows/recognises but a face no one has seen. [He pronounces ARR name with a thick French Accent - AR_RAKHAMAN]. He invites ARR as an exceptional musician after the intro about Slum Dog Millionaire.
Host : [Asks Mika (Lebanese singer/composor) to translate]. I welcome you (read ARR) and I am very proud to have you with us, as you are a very famous and known musician here (read France). Slumdog Millionaire was N°1 at the world box office during 2008 and congrats for the 2 oscars.
Host Question 1 : How did you start your career ? Is there a musician in your family ?
Mika Translates what ARR speaks.
Host Question 2 : How do you explain the phenomenal sucess of Slumdog Millionaire ?
Mika Translates what ARR says.
Mika : What is astonishing is that ARR is one of the composers with the most sucess in the history of music and in the world. (Host murmurs : 'On the planet'). 200 million albums sold. (His sucess) shadows the big stars like Madonna. He is a very simple human who is extermely spiritual, and has worked in 130 OST of films; 130 different films !
Host : Is the Television Show 'The Voice' a famous telecast in your country (read India) ?
Mika continues by explaining the viewership count by comparing India with France, where the ratio of spectators is about 300:20 million respectively.
ARR announces that India is a Musical country ...
The host makes a sarcastic joke that even 20 million viewers would be a dream for the program's producer and ends the show by thanking ARR.