Mumbai: Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman recently opened up on the existing ‘gangs’ in Bollywood which prevent people from getting work in the industry.
During an interaction with Radio Mirchi, Rahman stated that he is interested in composing music for good Hindi films, but some people in Bollywood are not allowing him to work.
The music composer even said that the ‘gangs’ in Bollywood are spreading rumours about him so that no one approaches him for music.
“I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours,” Rahman was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times.
Rahman has composed the music for Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film ‘Dil Bechara’.
When ‘Dil Bechara’ director Mukesh Chabbra approached him, he told Rahman that people had stopped him from going to the latter.
Sharing the incident, Rahman said: “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 realised, 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 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.”
Rahman is a renowned music composer and has composed soul-stirring music for several blockbuster Hindi movies like Roja, Bombay, Dil Se.., Taal, Lagaan, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Swades, Rang De Basanti, Guru, Jodhaa Akbar, Raavanan, Rockstar and many more.
In 2010, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third-highest civilian award.
Among other awards that he has won include six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, 15 Filmfare Awards and 17 Filmfare Awards South.