NEW DELHI: Complaining that 'most of the songs were in Tamil', many 'disappointed' fans of music maestro A.R.Rahman walked out of his recent concert at Wembley's The SSE Arena, U.K.
The Twitterati was divided over the legendary composer choosing to croon Tamil songs over the Bollywood tracks. #ssearena and #wembley started trending on the micro-blogging site soonafter.
Here's what the users are tweeting:
"#ARRahman SINGS a lot of Tamil songs and suddenly all HINDI folks erupt, lol guys that's the same feel when u want ur HINDI all over south."
"Hindis want concert ticket refund coz #ARRahman sang Tamil songs. NonHindi states be refunded for taxes that subsidize Hindi states frm 1947"
"Music has no language and if you can't enjoy #ARRahman just shows how stupid you all are.."
"Hindis demand refund for #ARRahman singing few Tamil songs, imagine our refundable tax forcefully collected by Delhi 4 it's #HindiImposition"
"This is how v feel when Hindi is imposed or Hindi songs r in list in Yuva Dasara Mysuru or Hindi is heard in flight announcement.#ARRahman"
"All hindi bigots who want refund back from #ARRahman got their own medicine back. We pay taxes but hear only Hindi in every aspect of life."
The composer performed in the Netru Indru Nalai concert in London on July 8, which was rocked by the twin terror attacks on June 3 that took place at London Bridge and Borough Market.
The 50-year-old Oscar-winning musician had taken to Facebook to share the news with his fans.
"Friends and music lovers in the UK, looking forward to being amongst you and performing with my entire team," wrote Rahman.
Reportedly, out of all the songs that Rahman crooned, 16 were in Hindi and 12 were in Tamil.