On 8th July 2017 Madras Mozart A.R. Rahman was at the Wembley Stadium, London for a concert. He was supposed to sing his hit songs but when some people came to know that the singer is going to sing Tamil songs and no Hindi songs, then they walked out from the concert. After this, the two time Oscar winning singer was badly trolled by the netizens.
Many celebrities condemned the incident and came in support of the singer. One of them was singer Chinmayi Sripada who wrote, â€œWhen Rahman sir wins 2 Oscars and creates history, he is â€œAn Indianâ€, but 7-8 Tamil gaane kya gaa liye aap naraaz hote ho. What yaar? The show was called ‘Netru Indru Naalai’, had 65% Hindi songs (Set List is out there). Music knows no boundaries/language. Chase the American dream, your kids can Spanish; Live in the UK that once colonised India â€“Â but cry foul when a when you hear Tamil songs.â€
On that day A.R. Rahman didn’t speak about it but now he has finally opened up on the same. In an interview with NDTV, he said, â€œWe 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.â€
That’s such a humble reaction and for this, the star deserves a standing ovation.