Music lovers are furious and demanding their money back after AR Rahman didn't sing enough Hindi songs at a recent concert in London.
Rahman played to a a full house at Wembley Stadium in a concert titled 'Netru, Indru, Naalai' ( Tamil for Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow), reported Network 18.
According to The Hindustan Times, the concert-goers walked out when Rahman performed mostly Tamil songs and not enough of his Hindi ones. The angered fans, mostly North Indians, took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the Oscar-winner.
Same here buddy we were totally disappointed by it and don't think we will ever go again— Faisal Amjad (@FaisalAmjad1) July 9, 2017
@arrahman seems like he has forgotten Hindi music has brought him to international fame— Jagruti (@JCookingOdyssey) July 9, 2017
Was total disaster,for someone who made his name in Bollywood(at least on sheer numbers) it was disrespectful from him,even speaking Tamil— Apoorva Dixit (@apoorva_dixit) July 9, 2017
One of the Twitter users however tweeted that he was at the concert himself and the set list of songs had 16 Hindi songs and 12 in Tamil.
At the same time, several other fans of the musician flocked to his defence on Twitter and schooled those complaining how this is a classic example of ‘imposing Hindi’ on South Indians.
Even Rahman’s concert was titled in Tamil.
1.#India is Not Hindia2. #Hindi is not mother of Music3.This Earth not only for Hindi speaking ppl #ARRahman #stopHindiImposition— Mani Vasu (@ManiVasu2) July 14, 2017
Hindis want concert ticket refund coz #ARRahman sang Tamil songs. NonHindi states be refunded for taxes that subsidize Hindi states frm 1947— Garga Chatterjee (@GargaC) July 13, 2017
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