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IIFA 2017: AR Rahman reacts to Wembley Concert controversy

AR Rahman was present in New York for the IIFA awards when he interacted with the media and answered questions about the issue.

AR Rahman IIFA 2017: AR Rahman reacts to Wembley Concert controversy Source : Press

Academy Award winning music composer AR Rahman is currently in news because of a concert that he did in Wembley arena in London. The musician was targeted by people on social media by saying that he sang mostly Tamil songs in the concert which left the non-Tamilian fans of Rahman infuriated. 

The sparked a controversy and a debate about language barrier in music. Rahman was present in New York for the IIFA awards when he interacted with the media and answered questions about the issue. The musician talked about the issue in a very composed way and said, "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."

Rahman's concert was called 'Netru, Indru, Naalai' and despite the tagline being in Tamil, the fans staged a walk out who were not interested in listening to his Tamil compositions. AR Rahman's sister AR Raihanah clarified her stance and said that popular Hindi songs like Humma Humma, Enna Sona, Dil Se Re and Dil Hai Chota Sa were also sung. She went on to say that People should not react in such a way as we all are Indians and these things belong to a small level of thinking. She preached the idea of thinking beyond boundaries and said that Music is all about harmony and love. The issue has generated a lot of discussions as well as arguments on social media in the past few days.