While the entire world is raving about music composer AR Rahman's talent and his music composition, Salman Khan 'dared' to term him as an average music composer.
At an event held to launch the album 'Raunaq', a collaboration between AR Rahman and Kapil Sibal on February 27, Salman Khan told media persons that the common thing about AR Rahman and him is the 'Jai Ho' factor. While Salman's recent film Jai Ho has been creating waves at the box office, AR Rahman's song 'Jai Ho' for the Hollywood film Slumdog Millionnaire (2008) won him many accolades and awards.
It might be interesting to note that AR Rahman had earlier issued a legal notice to Salman Khan for using the title 'Jai Ho' for his film, directed by brother Sohail Khan. AR Rahman's lawyer had claimed that the music composer alone owns the rights to that title after he created a song by that name for the film Slumdog Millionaire. In fact the song also won him his first Oscar award! AR Rahman's lawyer was quoted as telling a tabloid, "Use of the trademark requires an official licence from Rahman." However, the issue was soon resolved, and Sohail Khan went ahead with the film's release.
Now, one cannot help but wonder if 'personal differences' was the reason behind Salman Khan terming AR Rahman as 'average'! Oh come on Sallu bhai....you are bigger than that!