AR Rahman’s daughters Raheema and Khatija came to his support and blamed the organiser for the chaos and mismanagement at the Chennai concert.
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman found himself in the middle of controversies after reports of women molested, and children injured at his Chennai concert circulated. Videos of chaos went viral on social media and netizens slammed the singer.
Now, AR Rahman’s daughters Raheema and Khatija came to his support and blamed the organiser for chaos and mismanagement. Both of them shared the statement which read, “From last night, all media/social media is talking about AR Rahman (like scammer) & some playing cheap politics. The reason for the unfortunate circumstances happened yesterday is 100% from organiser side! But he took the responsibility and accountable (sic).” It added, “Think before you speak!.”
Meanwhile, the singer took to Instagram and penned an apology. He asked his fans who bought the tickets but couldn’t enter to send him a copy of their tickets so that they could be refunded.
He tweeted, “Dearest Chennai Makkale, those of you who purchased tickets and weren’t able to enter owing to unfortunate circumstances, please do share a copy of your ticket purchase to email@example.com along with your grievances. Our team will respond asap.”
Sharing the screenshot of his tweet on Instagram, AR Rahman wrote, “Some people call me G.O.A.T …………let me be the sacrificial goat this time for all of us to wake up ..let chennai’s live art flourish with a world class infrastructure, increase in tourism, efficient crowd management,t raffic management ,refining audiences to follow rules ..creating a safe and surreal experience for children and women ..Triggering a cultural renaissance at chennai celebrating our deserving , illuminated local and international talent!”
Earlier, the organisers of AR Rahman’s concert issued an apology and took full responsibility for whatever happened on Sunday at the venue. The organisers wrote, “Grateful to Chennai and the legendary @arrahman Sir! The incredible response, the overwhelming crowd made our show a massive success. Those who couldn’t attend on overcrowding, Our sincere apologies. We take full responsibility and accountable. We are with you. #MarakkumaNenjam.”