Mozart of Madras AR Rahman launched his album Raunaq along with Union Minister Kapil Sibal recently. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was the special guest at the event. It was expected that the stage would be electrified with the presence of two film stalwarts. But it took an unexpected twist when the actor took a jibe at the Oscar Award winner.
The Bollywood star came late to the event. When he took the stage, Salman Khan started off praising Kapil Sibal. He claimed, "Kapil sir is a great lyricist." But what followed next was something that nobody had imagined. He said that AR Rahman was an average musician. "You all know what an average artist Rahman is. Right?"
AR Rahman was visibly upset and smile vanished the moment he heard Salman Khan making the above statement. Understanding that his comment had not gone well with the people, Salman Khan tried to consolidate by saying that the common thing between him and AR Rahman is 'Jai Ho'. "There are only two things in common between him and me, which is Jai Ho." Well, his humour did not do make any difference as he already made a strong statement. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Salman Asks Rahman...
Soon after, Salman Khan asked AR Rahman that when he is going to work with him, and Rahman did not respond, but maintained just a smile.
AR Rahman Visibly Unhappy
It was also clearly visible that AR Rahman was unhappy and when Salman Khan strectched out his hand to hug him, the music director kept his hand glued.
What Could Have Made Salman To Make Such Comment?
According to reports, AR Rahman had sent a legal notice to Salman Khan over the title of Jai Ho. The music director had the copyright of the term and when the makers of the film did not take his permission to use it as the title of their flick, he had sent the notice. Later, the issue was solved.
This seems to have made Salman Khan to take potshots at AR Rahman. However, many also say that the Bollywood star did not insult Rahman and it was just his sense of humour.
All Is Fine?
Later, Salman Khan and AR Rahman posed for the camera. It appeared like all was fine between them.