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AR Rahman trolled for singing Tamil songs abroad

The two time Oscar winner's show had a setlist of both Tamil and Hindi songs

Published: 14th July 2017

Double Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman got trolled on social media for performing Tamil songs at the Wembley Stadium. While many were disappointed, others (predominantly musicians and fans) stood by his side and the selection of his songs. The concert was titled “Netru, Indru, Naalai” (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow). It’s being said that the audience started leaving the venue once he started performing Tamil songs. The controversy has helped re-ignite the debate over why Hindi is prioritised over other regional languages.

After the reported walk out, a statement was issued on the Facebook page, AR Rahman Live - UK, which read


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