A.R Rahman has reacted to composer Ismail Darbar’s charge that he bribed officials to get an Oscar, ‘Oscars cannot be bought. How can it be possible?‘ said the Mozart of Madras.
A.R Rahman, who has to his credit two Academy Awards – Best Original Score and Best Original Song – for his music in Slumdog Millionaire, added: ‘It’s a free country and everyone is entitled to their opinion’.
Ismail accused A.R Rahman of unofficially buying the Oscar awards as he did not deserve it. Accroding to Darbar, A.R Rahman bagged two Oscars by bribing the Academy officials.
Reportedly, Darbar quoted that A.R Rahman is a very good business man who knows hot to handle his public relations. He claimed that the ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘ songs which earned lifetime fortune to A.R Rahman are not even his as he is just a fantastic salesperson.
‘I just don’t understand how the music for that movie won the prestigious award. What was Oscar-worthy about it? Nothing. I would have been happy had he won it for films like Roja or Bombay. He did not deserve it,’ he reportedly added.