Two-time Academy Award winning singer-songwriter AR Rahman returned to Malaysia after six years with concert titled AR Rahman- Secret of Success: Live in Malaysia 2023. The concert which took place at National Stadium Bukit Jalil, was attended by 60,000 individuals from Malaysia and neighbouring countries to witness the celebration of his 30-year journey in the music industry.
Organised by DMY Creation Sdn Bhd, the 3 hour concert kept Bollywood and Kollywood fans on their feet with amazing sound systems and 14 digital screens which were up to international standards. Multiple notable artists were also featured in Rahman’s show, including playback singers Hariharan and Shweta Mohan, as well as percussionist Drums Sivamani.
Shocking all Malaysians was Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza when she made a special appearance when she partook in a duet with Indian vocalist Haricharan to sing a Tamil song titled Munbe Vaa. After the performance, thousands of audience members gave her a standing ovation for captivating them with her precision and near-perfect enunciation of the Tamil lyrics without forgetting her beautiful voice.
Also present at the concert was Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his wife, YB Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital. Besides that, local celebrities including Harith Iskandar and Fatin Afeefa were seen enjoying the graceful melodies.