AR Rahman took to his social media today and addressed the inconvenience caused to the fans at his Chennai concert titled ‘Marakkuma Nenjam’. Over 45,000 people came for the concert at Chennai’s Adityaram Palace City on Sunday evening. The concert became a nightmare for thousands of fans due to poor management. Many people took to their social media and opened up about their ”harrowing” experiences. Fans claimed that there was a stampede-like situation, women were harassed, children were injured and people with valid tickets were not allowed to enter the venue.
AR Rahman was brutally criticized on social media by his disappointed fans. The popular singer and composer took to his Twitter and promised a refund to those who couldn’t enter the venue. He wrote, “Dearest Chennai Makkale, those of you who purchased tickets and weren’t able to enter owing to unfortunate circumstances, please do share a copy of your ticket purchase to [email protected] along with your grievances. Our team will respond asap.”
However, people are still furious as AR Rahman didn’t apologize. An angry fan wrote, “What about This child who cried. Girls who were molested. Guys who were trashed. Traffic caused for parking. They should share ticket too ? What a joke.”
Someone said, “He thinks that only money is an issue.”
“Where is the apology sir,” reads another tweet.
“S.O.R.R.Y is not that hard to spell,” wrote someone else.
Meanwhile, in an interview with The Hindu, AR Rahman said, “As a composer, my job was to give a terrific show, and I thought everything else would be taken care of. I was just thinking that it shouldn’t rain, and was happily performing inside, without any idea of what was happening outside. Our intentions were good, but I think the response was beyond our expectations. We are collecting the data now, and we will surprise fans with something soon.”
He added, “Right now, we are just terribly disturbed. Safety was the primary issue, especially because there were women and kids. I don’t want to point fingers at anyone, but we have to realise that the city is expanding, and the passion to consume music and art is also expanding.”