After launching the audio album of Esa, the legendary musician said, "Many of you might have wondered why I attended this function. There is a special reason for that. Father of the music director of Esa had a music troupe when I was a kid. It is his association that has brought me here."
Answering to a question about his plan to settle in the US, Rahman said, "No no... it is purely a gossip. My family and relatives are in Chennai only. I won't leave this city just because of foreign offers. I will be staying here. Also, I have committed myself to four more projects now, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya, Endhiran, Sultan The Warrior and Raavana."