Taking sides in the big AR Rahman controversy

They believe that just because they erroneously associate Rahman with Bollywood all Rahman should sing is Hindi songs

They believe that just because they erroneously associate Rahman with Bollywood all Rahman should sing is Hindi songs

Complaining that "most of the songs were in Tamil", many "disappointed" fans of music maestro A.R. Rahman walked out of his recent concert at Wembley's The SSE Arena, U.K. The members of the audience took to the social media to express their disappointment and displeasure, when Rahman and his troupe performed numbers, mostly in the Tamil language.

While there are many who are suggesting that the music director became popular by doing Bollywood, a number of die-hard Rahmaniacs down South are busy reminding the critics that the legendary musician is actually a Tamilian. Approx one per cent of songs in Hindi.

Among those who lashed out at disgruntled concert-goers was singer Chinmayi Sripaada, who has sung for Rahman in several films including Guru and Kaatru Veliyidai.

Hindi, the name of the concert was Netru Indru Nalai. Reason being, most of the songs were in Tamil.

Meanwhile, Rahman's Tamil fans from various southern Indian states while reacting to the allegations against Rahman that he ignored Hindi songs, said they feel the same when Hindi is imposed on them by the government. He wrote, "If AR Rahman won his Oscar today, I'm pretty sure some people would have wanted him to say - "Sab Pugal Bhagwan ke liye".

Rahman is now in NY for the 18th edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards and is yet to comment on the incident.

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