Don`t `blow it big`: AR Rahman on Oz attacks

Last Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 20:49

Chennai: Fresh from his musical concert in
Australia, Oscar winner A R Rahman on Monday cautioned against
"blowing it big" the incidents of attacks on Indians there and
said that the country was showing `genuine` interest in
dealing with the issue.

"Rather than aggravate things and make them nasty, (it is
better to) fix it. Many Australian ministers showed genuine
interest in clearing (alleged racial motives behind attacks)
and therefore they initiated (efforts for the concert),"
Rahman told reporters here.

While promoting `Couples Retreat`, a Hollywood movie in
which he has scored music, Rahman said he had interacted with
members of both Indian and Australian communities during his
recent visit there and "there are 1000 different reasons"
(behind the attacks).

"It is better not to blow it big," he said but added that
it was not good losing people, referring to the killing of
Nitin Garg, an Indian student, in Melbourne.

Rahman said his concert was "great" and all had a
"good feeling".

He was in Australia as a guest of the New South Wales
state government and Sydney Festival, its largest annual
cultural event. "I want to.... spread the message of
togetherness and peace, build a bridge for people who are
trying to break it," Rahman had said at Melbourne before the
concert.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 20:49

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