There is a whole gang working against me in Bollywood, says AR Rahman

AR Rahman, during the interview, also revealed that Dil Bechara director Mukesh Chhabra was told many stories about him by some people in Bollywood and was advised not to approach him for composing music for his debut film.

Written by July 26, 2020 14:55

New Delhi: Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman in his latest interview revealed that there is a gang that is spreading rumours about him in the Hindi film industry, which is stopping him from getting work. The musician composed nine songs for Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara that premiered on Disney+Hotstar on June 24.

There is a whole gang working against me in Bollywood, says AR Rahman

In an interaction on Radio Mirchi, Rahman was asked about why he does comparatively fewer Hindi films, as opposed to his frequent output in Tamil cinema. He said, “I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours.”

AR Rahman, during the interview, also revealed that Dil Bechara director Mukesh Chhabra was told many stories about him by some people in Bollywood and was advised not to approach him for composing music for his debut film.

“When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He said, ‘Sir, how many people said don’t go, don’t go (to him). They told me stories after stories.’ I heard that, and I said, ‘Yeah okay, now I understand why I am doing less (work) 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,” said the celebrated music composer

Rahman, who is known for composing soundtracks for films such as Swades, Dil Se, Guru, Rockstar, and winning two Academy Awards for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, recently co-wrote and produced the film 99 Songs.