AR Rahman responds to Shekhar Kapur's 'Oscar is the kiss of death in Bollywood' comment

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The composer has been in the news recently for his comments on a 'gang' in Bollywood that is preventing him from getting good movies.


Published: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 8:10 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 10:39 PM

Music composer AR Rahman wants to "move on" after creating a stir on the Internet with his recent interview, where he opened up about why he has had fewer collaborations with Bollywood as compared to down South.

The subject came after the music maestro, during a radio-based interview, was asked why he works more frequently in Tamil cinema than in Hindi films.

To which the Oscar-winning actor replied, "I don't say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours."

However, on Sunday, the composer hinted at settling the issue, after having a Twitter exchange with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.
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Earlier in the day Shekhar shared a link to the interview on the micro-blogging site and wrote, "You know what your problem is @arrahman? You went and got #Oscars . An Oscar is the kiss of death in Bollywood. It proves you have more talent than Bollywood can handle."
The composer quite sportingly replied to the tweet by saying, "Lost Money comes back, fame comes back, but the wasted prime time of our lives will never come back. Peace! Lets move on. We have greater things to do."

On the professional front, the veteran composer is riding high on the success of his compositions for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's last film Dil Bechara.

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