AR Rahman will soon be conducting concerts in Canada. Yes, there will be two concerts, one exclusively for Hindi (October 20) and another exclusively for Tamil (October 21).
This, after the maestro's concert in Wembley, London, was criticised by certain Hindi speakers for having "too many Tamil songs".
The July concert saw many negative tweets and reviews posted on the event's Facebook page by disgruntled concert-goers.
Since then, Rahman seems to have decided to keep his concerts separated by language. In a video put out by ARYA Canada Inc, the Academy Award winner says, "Canada, be ready, we're coming for you. We're coming with two shows, a Tamil show and a Hindi show. It's all about the music! Tum saath ho...we're coming just for you."
But just before the video ends, Rahman makes a tongue-in-cheek remark to take a jibe at those who walked out of his concert in Wembley, "I'm sure the Tamil show is for Hindi people and the Hindi show is for Tamil people. I'm just joking!"
The UK event had a Tamil title, 'Netru Indru Naalai'. However, those who walked out of his concert claimed that they did not know that Tamil songs will be played at the event since the posters had advertised the title in English as well.
ARR fans have not missed the musician's comic troll and have hailed it as an "epic" response to the Wembley walk-outs.