Recently the Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has been the talk of the town. He said that there is a gang that is spreading rumors about him in the Hindi film industry, which is preventing him from getting work. Rahman has his most recent film as Dil Bechara, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi which released on 24th July.
During an interview on Radio Mirchi, he was asked about why he does relatively fewer Hindi films whereas he does frequently more films and music in the Tamil cinema. He answered, “I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumors.”
Taking about a recent incident, he said, “When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He told me, ‘Sir, how many people said don’t go, don’t go to him (AR Rahman) and they told me stories after stories.’ I heard that, and I realized, yeah okay, now I understand why I am doing less (work in Hindi films) and why the good movies are not coming to me. I am doing dark movies, because there is a whole gang working against me, without them knowing that they are doing harm.”
He went on to say, “People are expecting me to do stuff, but there is another gang of people preventing that from happening. 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. But all of you are welcome to come to me. Make beautiful movies, and you are welcome to come to me.”
Rahman is well known and celebrated for composing brilliant soundtracks for films such as Bombay, Tamasha, Ghazni, Swades, Dil Se, Guru, Rockstar, and winning two Academy Awards for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, recently co-wrote and produced the film 99 Songs.