Last month during a promotional event for 99 Songs a video became viral where music singer and composer AR Rahman is seen walking off stage. Rahman walked off the stage when the anchor started speaking in Hindi. In a recent interview, the Oscar-winning music composer has recalled the incident and explained his reaction.
While speaking to Bollywood Hungama Rahman said, “ What happened is, we are doing a three language launch. Hindi is already launched and we are coming to Tamil Nadu. So there are certain kinds of protocol on the stage. We are talking to Tamil audiences who are already saying that Ehan is very fair. So I told her (the anchor) to speak in Tamil and follow the protocol.”
“I think she wanted to be kind to Ehan and he understands Hindi better and so she talked in Hindi. So I said, ‘ Hindi?’ and I had to leave the stage. After that other people had to come on stage. So people put this one and one-two and that I got angry. It was a joke. It was not meant to be serious. I think it saved us a lot of money by becoming viral, spreading Ehan’s and my face,” he added.