Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman says that he’s not getting enough work in the Hindi film industry because “there is a whole gang working against him,” reported news agency PTI. The musician composed nine songs for Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara that premiered on Disney+Hotstar on June 24. In an interview, when AR Rahman was asked why he doesn’t compose more music for Bollywood movies, he said that some people in Bollywood have been spreading “false rumours” about him. “See, I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours,” he said, reported PTI.
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, reported PTI.
AR Rahman is known for composing soundtracks for critically acclaimed films such as Guru, Rockstar, Dil Se, Roja, Lagaan, Raanjhanaa, and Swades.