AR Rahman on Tuesday said that he identifies with Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s statement on growing intolerance. Aamir has said that growing intolerance in India is making his wife fear that she even once discussed about leaving the country.
Rahman said that he has also gone through same feeling. He cited the incident happened with him a couple of months ago.
Actually, Rahman was issued a fatwa by Raza Academy of Mumbai after he composed the music for Iranian film ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’, which alleged that the title was humiliating to the Prophet.
A controversy was erupted at that time as CM of Delhi and UP had cancelled Rahman’s concerts at the last minute. At that time VHP had invited the Oscar award holder to “re-convert to Hinduism”, saying it was time for his “ghar wapsi”.
“I had gone through something similar a couple of months ago,” Rahman said in Panaji. “Nothing should be violent. We’re all ultra-civilized people and we should show the world that we are the best civilization,” the composer added
n artists returning their awards in protest against “rising intolerance”, Rahman said, “Everything should be done classily. I feel what people are doing is very poetic. We should set an example for the world because we come from the land of Mahatma Gandhi; he has shown how a revolution can have an impact without any violence.”
He was speaking at NFDC’s Film Bazaar at the 46th International Film Festival of India (Iffi) at Panaji.