Some Twitter trolls said stick to music, some played the religion card and others said, ‘Go to Pakistan’.

Gauri Lankesh murder AR Rahman says this is not my India trolls tell him to go to Pakistan
news Social Media Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 13:02

From his very first film 'Roja', he has tugged at heartstrings with riveting melodies that speak of patriotism and peace in India. But when music maestro AR Rahman chose to speak out on Friday about the brutal murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, he was told to leave the country that he has composed many tributes to.

Rahman was attending the premiere of his film One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film on Thursday in Mumbai, when he was asked to comment on Gauri’s murder in Karnataka. His immediate response was, "I am so, so sad about that. I hope these things don't happen in India. If these things happen in India, then it is not my India. I want my India to be progressive and kind."

This statement has landed him in trouble online, as trolls have gone on overdrive to criticise the music director. Many have even told him to relocate to Pakistan.

 

 

 

 

 

Others warned Rahman not to comment on matters not pertaining to his music. 

 

But some took to playing the religion card.

 

However, the two-time Oscar Award winner was not forced to fight alone. Angry fans hit back at trolls for questioning Rahman's right to comment on the matter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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