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Did AR Rahman bribe the Academy officials???

The year 2009 saw the Indian composer A R Rahman win two Oscars in a row on the same night. That was one of the proudest moments for we Indians. But now, Bollywood music director, Esmail Darbar has accused Oscar-winning composer of bribing Academy officials and of stealing compositions.

At a recent press conference in Nagpur, Ismail Darbar went on to say that A R Rahman did not deserve the Oscars for his score in Slumdog Millionaire. Darbar has gone on to claim to a tabloid that the Oscar winning song “Jai Ho!” is not Rahman’s composition but has been stolen by him.

“Rahman is a very good businessman, he knows how to handle his public relations. I will yet again say that he has bought the Oscar,” Darbar was quoted as saying.

“I have proof that Jai Ho is not his. It has been done by someone else. All the big film-makers like Subhash Ghai, Mani Ratnam know about it,” he added.

In response Rahman, who likes to keep a low profile, has politely denied having bought the Oscars.


  1. Robd19562004

    June 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Well. Baba Ramdev isn’t far from the truth as it seems. It’s ll corrupted and quite deep rooted too.

  2. Sheela Dk

    June 6, 2011 at 3:11 am

    anyone who thinks an Oscar can be “bought” needs to get his head examined

  3. Preetinarula2010

    June 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

    wht the helll…. darbar hv gone mad

  4. Zaara

    June 2, 2011 at 1:43 am

    An Oscar can’t be bought. This guy is obviously Mental.  Jai Ho was a good song but there are many other songs that AR has produced that were better. He is a genius so he should just forget it. Apologize and admit that he is wrong. He is just embarrassing himself.

  5. tika po

    June 2, 2011 at 1:37 am

    huh?jai ho isn’t half as good as some of his other songs and it still won an Oscar…we know that he deserves it ..some ppl are just bitter and jealous…

  6. Rajesh K VM

    June 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    a myth has been broken who is darbarr?

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