Ismail Darbar who is a Bollywood music composer made many allegations against A.R Rahman while speaking to the media in Nagpur. He said, “ I have a feeling that A.R Rahman has paid money to get the Oscar Awards for the film Slumdog Millionaire. If A.R Rahman has real talent, he should have got the Oscar Awards for the film Roja or Bombay. I know that he has purchased these awards.”
When asked Ismail Darbar if he has got any proof for his statement, he was not able to give a fitting reply. Bollywood people condemned and lambasted Ismail for his irresponsible fabricated statement.
Bollywood music composer Lalith Pandit while commenting about this said, “ A.R Rahman is a person who brought name and fame to India by winning the Oscar Awards. It is not right to speak bad about him.”
When asked A.R Rahman about this allegation, he said, “ Nobody can purchase Oscar Awards. Three thousand people vote for this award. How is it possible to buy this award.”