AR Rahman: There is a gang working against me in Bollywood
In an interview with a radio station, Rahman revealed why he works more in Tamil cinema than in Hindi
AR Rahman, in a recent interview, revealed that the reason behind him doing less work in Bollywood over the years is that certain people in the Hindi film industry have constantly been spreading rumours about him, denting his chances of getting good work.
This revelation has created quite a furore in social media. Rahman said this in an interview with Radio Mirchi FM when he was asked why he works more in Tamil cinema than in Hindi films.
"I don't say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours," said the composer.
Rahman's latest score is for Dil Bechara, the late Sushant Singh Rajput's final film that was released on OTT this Friday. The film marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra and has been winning plaudits for its hummable tunes.
"When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He told me, 'Sir, many people said don't go to him (Rahman). They told me stories after stories.' I heard that and I realised, yeah okay, now I understand why I get less (Bollywood offers) and why the good movies are not coming to me. I am doing dark movies because there is a whole gang working against me. People are expecting me to do stuff, but there is another gang of people preventing that from happening," Rahman told the radio station.
"It is fine, because I believe in destiny, and I believe that everything comes from God. So, I am taking my movies and doing my other stuff," the Oscar-winning composer added.
He further said that all are welcome to work with him. "All of you are welcome to come to me. Make beautiful movies, and you are welcome to come to me."