AR Rahman is nicknamed ‘Isai Puyal’ (the musical storm) for a reason. He is one of the most popular musical composer, singer, and producer from India. He works predominantly in Hindi and Tamil movies. But lately, he has been doing more works in Tamil than Hindi.
During an interview with Radio Mirchi, the Oscar-winning music director was asked the reason for doing less Hindi films. He answered that there is a “gang” in the Hindi film industry that is preventing him from getting work.
The Oscar-winning composer has revealed that the reason he has been doing less work in Bollywood over the years is that certain people in the Hindi film industry have constantly been spreading rumors about him, denting his chances of getting good work.
“I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumors,” replied the composer.
AR Rahman’s latest score is for “Dil Bechara”, the late Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film released on OTT this Friday. The film marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra and has been winning plaudits for its hummable tunes.
“When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He told me, ‘Sir, many people said don’t go to him (Rahman). They told me stories after stories’. I heard that and I realized, yeah okay, now I understand why I get less (Bollywood offers) and why the good movies are not coming to me,” Rahman said.
“I am doing dark movies because there is a whole gang working against me. People are expecting me to do stuff, but there is another gang of people preventing that from happening, without them knowing that they are doing harm,” Rahman told the radio station.
“It is fine, because I believe in destiny, and I believe that everything comes from God. So, I am taking my movies and doing my other stuff,” the musician pointed out.
He added that all are welcome to work with him. “All of you are welcome to come to me. Make beautiful movies, and you are welcome to come to me,” he said.
Rahman won two Oscars for Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2009. In October last year, he turned producer with the musical film, “99 Songs”.
Rahman’s comments come amidst a raging insider versus outsider debate in Bollywood following actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise last month.
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