Musician AR Rahman sorry for CWG anthem fiasco

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2010, 12:56 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Popularly known as the Mozart of Madras AR Rahman has apologised for the dissatisfaction caused by his anthem composed for the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2010.

Speaking his heart out, the music maestro admitted that the track was not up to the mark. The reason he cited for this ‘sham’ was the fact that the song was made keeping in mind just the youth mood instead of all age groups.

Talking to a news daily, Rahman said, “The anthem was tested on the younger generation, and not all ages. We tested it on a lot of nationalities, but for some reason, people did not like it and it became a huge controversy.”

He further added, "It served the purpose, I was patient. And next time I should be careful about testing it out on all the generations. It is difficult to satisfy every one, but I did try my best and I am sorry to have let anybody down; but I`m definitely proud of the composition."

Evidently, the CWG anthem, India bula liya, got a half-hearted response from the audience with CWG Organising Committee`s executive board members openly critising it, with other leaders calling the song "falling short of expectations".

Earlier, Rahman had received a lot of flak upon the preview of the track and had to `tweak` the song a bit.

The song was then made `peppier` to meet up to the expectations.

Nevertheless, the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar had defended the music maestro by saying that not every song of this genius composer could be a rocking hit.