Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman got slammed over social media after some of his fans reportedly walked out of his concert at Wembley Stadium because many of the songs he sang were in Tamil.
Rahman performed the concert Netru, Indru, Naalai (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) at the London event on July 8.
However, according to reports, fans started leaving the concert after Rahman started singing Tamil songs.
“A.R. Rahman concert: Never seen so much disappointment and mass walkouts. Approximately one per cent of songs in Hindi,” one fan posted on Twitter.
Another tweeted: “A.R. Rahman very disappointed with the concert tonight (July 8) in Wembley. Waited for a very long time to be disappointed? Not expected from a legend.”
“Lovely to see A.R. Rahman, but all the songs are in Tamil! What about your Hindi/Bollywood fans?”
After the reported walkout, a statement was later issued on a Facebook page named “A R Rahman Live – UK” on July 10 saying: “Hi London. Thanks for the tremendous support and response. However, we have been getting few complaints on language bias which is rather unfortunate as this was an Indian show and music doesn’t have any barriers.”