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Hindi-speaking fans disappointed over Rahman's London concert

15 July 2017

London, Jul 14 A R Rahman came, he performed but some of the Hindi-speaking concertgoers were not impreSSEd as they targetted him for being language-biased saying he sang too many TAMIL songs. Injustice was meted out to them, they cried.

Reports suggested that the concert-goers walked out of the hall when the singer sang mostly Tamil songs and not the Hindi ones.

Many Indians - from the south and the north of the Vindhyas - have been pointing out how petty the concert boycotters were.

Reportedly, out of all the songs that Rahman crooned, 16 were in Hindi and 12 were in Tamil.

"Friends and music lovers in the United Kingdom, looking forward to being amongst you and performing with my entire team", wrote Rahman.

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Rahman's "Netru, Indru, Naalai" (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) gig at the London event on July 8 didn't hit the right chord with all his fans, especially his Bollywood-song admirers. The flood of critical tweets has been countered by others pointing out that Rahman did not start out in Bollywood and that "disappointment" over his partly Tamil setlist smacked of ignorance and parochialism. Thanks for the tremendous support and response.

When it is the music maestro, AR Rehman's show, there would be a lot of expectations.

The Facebook statement, which could not be verified immediately, also sought to put the controversy in perspective. Music knows no boundaries/ language.

Rahman is all set to perform at the 18th edition of IIFA to celebrate 25 years of his musical journey, and was defended by his fans-followers and celebrities alike.

Hindi-speaking fans disappointed over Rahman's London concert