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Keeping The Romance Alive

Others | Jan 1, 2000

What is the price of fame? Incessant travel, for one. Constant tension over the fickle media, for another. Smiling all the time in public, posing for photos with strangers, suffering autograph hunters, being surrounded, squeezed out of breathing space. Does all this bother A. Hariharan, the south Indian singer who’s made it big in the world of ghazal and pop? “Hey, I asked for this. I wanted it. No cribbing.” It’s all in the fame game.

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