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Jagjit challenges Rahman to sing ghazals

Written by: By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
Published: Friday, January 30, 2009, 11:08 [IST]

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A R Rahman may have won accolades around the world for his music in Slumdog Millionaire but he hasn't yet impressed many at home. Noted ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh has questioned Rahman's talent and said the music he composes is not 'real music' He even went on to challenge Rahman to compose and sing ghazals to prove his talent.

Jagjit Singh accused Rahman of copying western tunes and giving an Indian touch to them. He also went on to criticize Gulzar for writing such lyrics and said that a man from such literary background should not write such ordinary songs. Well one Golden Globe Award and three Oscar nominations does not seem to have impress Jagjit Singh of Rahman's talent. Wonder what if Rahman challenges him to compose contemporary Bollywood music.

Topics: subhadeep bhattacharjee, slumdog millionaire, jagjit singh, ar rahman, golmaal, gulzar
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