Oscar-Grammy winning music composer A R Rahman, who is popular across the world, has said that he was not getting enough work and Bollywood and a whole gang was working against him.
In an interview, when Rahman was asked why he doesn’t compose more music for Hindi films, he said that some people in Bollywood have been spreading false rumours about him.
“See, I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours,” the music director, hailed as ‘Mozart of Madras’, said.
He also said that ‘Dil Bechara’ director Mukesh Chhabra was told many stories about him by some people in the film industry and was advised not to approach him for composing music for his debut film.
“When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He said, ‘Sir, how many people said don’t go, don’t go (to Rahman). They told me stories after stories.’ I heard that, and I said, ‘Yeah okay, now I understand why I am doing less (work) 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,” Rahman said.
Reacting to Rahman, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said, “you know what your problem is @arrahman? You went and got #Oscars. An Oscar is the kiss of death in Bollywood. It proves you have more talent than Bollywood can handle…”
Rahman tweeted later, “Lost Money comes back, fame comes back, but the wasted prime time of our lives will never come back. Peace! Lets move on. We have greater things to do.”