Noted music director, know for some of Bollywood’s most iconic songs, has alleged that there is a whole group of people conspiring against him in the film industry spreading misinformation.
Speaking to Radio Mirchi, Rahman – whose latest work was in seen in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s film Dil Bechara – spilled the beans about a drab side of Bollywood that is the reason the ace composer is dipping less into Bollywood projects.
The Roza director said: “I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumors, Indian Express reports.
“When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He told me, ‘Sir, how many people said don’t go, don’t go to him (AR Rahman) and they told me stories after stories.’
“I heard that, and I realized, yeah okay, now I understand why I am doing less (work in Hindi films) and why the good movies are not coming to me.
“I am doing dark movies, because there is a whole gang working against me, without them knowing that they are doing harm.”
Rahman joins a host of Bollywood celebs who have spoken about the other side of Bollywood. The death of Sushant Singh Rajput that received international attention, and stirred the Bollywood industry, has reinstated the conversation on Bollywood’s double standards, nepotism and more.
Dil Bechara, starring Sushant Singh Rajput was released posthumously after the actor was found dead in his apartment after he committed ‘suicide’ according to Mumbai police.
The Academy Award-winning composer also added: “People are expecting me to do stuff, but there is another gang of people preventing that from happening.
“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.
“But all of you are welcome to come to me. Make beautiful movies, and you are welcome to come to me.”
After Mr. Rahman’s shocking revelation, Kangana Ranaut, who has been extremely vocal about Rajput’s death, joined Rahman’s tone.
Ranaut has time and again rallied against ruling out the Sushant’s death as a suicide and she believes he was passivley murdered.
Kangana is perhaps the only celeb in Bollywood who is not afraid of the other A-listers and is unapologetic in pointing out the faults that the industry nurtures under cover.
The National Award-winning actor, Rauant recently appeared in Republic TV for an interview, where she said she will return her Padma Shree if she is can’t prove her claims of Rajput’s death.
“I am telling you, if I have said anything, which I can’t testify, which I can’t prove, and which is not in the public domain, I will return my Padma Shri. I don’t deserve it,” Ranaut told Arnab Goswami in the interview.
Shortly after Rahman’s statement was published by different media, Ranaut wrote on Twitter: “Everyone experiences harassment and bullying in this industry especially when you act autonomous and become totally independent.”
Dil Bechara – Bollywood rendition of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘A Fault in our Stars’ – was released on Disney+Hotstar on July 24th, after repeated delays in premiering.
IMDB ratings of the film climbed 9.9 stars as soon as it was released, as the fans of Sushant Sing Rajput will see the actor performing for the last time.
The title track of the film of the same name was choreographed by Farah Khan, did not charge any fees for choreographing Sushant Singh Rajput, who reportedly picked up the dance in one day.
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