Musician A R Rahman was the man of the hour at the 18th IIFA Rocks on July 14, as Bollywood celebrated his 25-year journey in the Indian film industry with a two-hour long concert. He was also felicitated at the celebrated awards function for his contribution to the Indian music industry over the last 25 years. But, it was the same man whose so called ‘fans’ walked out on him during a concert at Wembley in London titled ”Netru, Indru, Naalai’ on July 8.

This incident spurred quite a reaction worldwide. People took to social media and expressed their anger and disappointment towards those people who walked out on the legend. ‘The Mozart of Madras’, as Rahman is fondly, who’s was at IIFA in New York City, finally opened up about the incident to a leading news channel.

Attributing all his success to his fans he said that he is all that he is because of their love and support and that he tried his best to play the music his fans wanted during the concert at Wembley. “We try our best. We try to be honest. I love the way how people have supported for all these years without them I’m nothing. I’m grateful to all of them,” he told the channel. (ALSO READ: IIFA Rocks 2017: AR Rahman’s Tamil Version of ‘Urvasi Urvasi’ Gets A Curtain Call as Bollywood Celebrates His 25-Year-Long Journey In The Industry)

On July 8, Rahman performed at a concert in Wembley, London, where despite having a predominant Hindi setlist, comprising songs like Dil Se and Jai Ho, to name a few, disgruntled fans left the concert midway, complaining that the musician sang mainly Tamil songs.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Rahman composed the music for the recently released Sridevi-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer movie, MOM, which was well received by the masses.