Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman has landed in hot water after a video of him got viral. In this video, he was teasing his wife Saira Banu to Not ‘Talk in Hindi’ at a public event. This video went viral on social media. The incident occurred during the audio launch of the Tamil film ’99 Songs’ in Chennai, which was held on Sunday.
“Don’t talk in Hindi” controversy
In the viral video, Rahman is saying “Don’t talk in Hindi” to his wife. Her wife was addressing the audience at the event in Tamil and English. Though it is unclear whether the comment was made in jest or not. The incident has triggered a backlash on social media, with many users accusing Rahman of being insensitive towards language diversity.
Reacting to the controversy, Rahman’s team issued a statement clarifying that the musician had made the comment in jest. They justify that he has always been a strong supporter of linguistic diversity. “AR Rahman is a devout lover of all languages and appreciates all kinds of music, irrespective of language.”
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Effects of this controversy
The incident once again highlights the complex issue of language politics in India, where linguistic diversity is a source of conflict between different communities. While some people are Rahman for his comments. Others have come out in his defense, arguing that the incident is not that critical to fighting for. We should not judge the musician on a single remark made in jest.
As of now, there is no kind of statement from Rahman on the matter. However, it remains to be seen how the controversy will play out in the coming days.