Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman finally broke his silence on Wembley concert row on Sunday and said he always tries his best to live up to people’s expectations.
“We try our best. We try to be honest. I love the way how people have supported for all these years without them I’m nothing. I’m grateful to all of them,” Rahman told media in New York, where he is currently stationed for IIFA Awards.
Rehman had landed in controversy as many fans walked out of his July 8 Wembley gig titled ‘Netru, Indru, Naalai’ because he mostly performed Tamil songs.
People even trolled the composer on social media expressing their disappointment over the concert and asked for refunds.
— Omer Chowdhury (@OmChow) July 8, 2017
Was so disappointed and left half way through. The promoter #HumsiniEntertainment should of said 99% songs will be Tamil. I wouldnt of come
— Rita Mistry (@RitaMistry) July 8, 2017
Many people however came out in support of the music maestro and stressed that music is all about love and harmony and beyond linguistic barriers.
You guys should have gone to a Honey SIngh concert if you wanted Punjabi. Music is universal and AR Rahman is an icon!
— Noyon Jyoti Parasara (@NoyonSENSE) July 15, 2017
Breed of Indians who would jump like apes listening to Gaga or Bieber, understanding nothing, but complaining about Tamil
— Nishant Jain (@jain_sweden) July 14, 2017
“How dare this @arrahman sing *some* songs in Tamil?”
“Yaar, what are the lyrics to this awesome Despatico song?”
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) July 14, 2017
Those who resent AR Rahman singing in Tamil must hear Bhupen Hazarika’s Bistirno Parore in Assamese. Gooseflesh. Music is its own language
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) July 14, 2017