AR Rahman finally talks about Wembley concert controversy!

The composer performed in the Netru Indru Nalai concert in London on July 8, which was rocked by the twin terror attacks on June 3 that took place at London Bridge and Borough Market.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Jul 16, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
AR Rahman finally talks about Wembley concert controversy!

New Delhi: Indian musician AR Rahman, who was criticised on social media a few days back by some Internet users for singing non-Hindi songs at Wembley concert, recently talked about the same and said that he tried his best.

"We try our best. We try to be honest. I love the way how people have supported for all these years without them I'm nothing. I'm grateful to all of them," told NDTV. 

The composer performed in the Netru Indru Nalai concert in London on July 8, which was rocked by the twin terror attacks on June 3 that took place at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Reportedly, out of all the songs that Rahman crooned, 16 were in Hindi and 12 were in Tamil. 

The Twitterati was divided over the legendary composer choosing to croon Tamil songs over the Bollywood tracks. #ssearena and #wembley started trending on the micro-blogging site soon-after.

According to reports, some left the concert after Rahman started singing Tamil songs.

After the reported walkout, a statement was later issued on a Facebook page - A R Rahman Live - UK on July 10, saying: "Hi London. Thanks for the tremendous support and response. However, we have been getting a few complaints on language bias which is rather unfortunate as this was an Indian show and music doesn't have any barriers."

The Facebook statement, which could not be verified immediately, also sought to put the controversy in perspective. "We have posted the track list performed at The SSE Arena, Wembley to prove that there were 16 full tracks in Hindi, 12 full Tamil tracks and one medley with a mix of Tamil and Hindi."

There were some who supported him. 

(With inputs from agencies)