Music composer AR?Rahman’s fans at this recent concert in Wembley, London are disappointed that he performed ‘not enough songs in Hindi’, reports Hindustan Times
Music lovers are demanding refunds after attending music composer AR Rahman’s concert in Wembley, London on July 8. The concert-goers walked out when he performed mostly his Tamil songs and not enough of his Hindi ones. The angered fans, mostly North Indians, took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the Oscar-winner. Rahman, who won the Oscar in 2009 for his work in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, accepted the award on stage with a speech in Tamil. He was born in Chennai and is also called the Mozart of Madras. He may be best known for his work in Bollywood films but he has also composed music for films in several other languages. His first project was the Tamil original, Roja. Even Rahman’s concert was titled Netru Indru Naalai, Tamil for ‘yesterday, today, tomorrow.’
Several other fans of the musician flocked to his defence on Twitter and schooled those complaining how this is a classic example of ‘imposing Hindi’ on South Indians.