"I can see there is huge dissatisfaction with liberal space shrinking at the moment and people are very much upset about it. We have a government which on one hand talks about very liberal things and on the other hand, does absolutely nothing to denounce those who are making retrograde remarks," said Shabana Azmi
"Rahman sir was supposed to perform at the concert, but couldn't because of the recent controversy. He has personally apologised to Bhushan Kumat (T-Series chief) and had also sent a letter to the team saying he didn't want the show to be disrupted because of him," source disclosed
"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience moment for me. When I met him for the first time, I was shaking," said Natalie, who had earlier worked with Rahman in S Shankar's film I. "I sang for his new film called Muhammad. It's a big budget Iranian film and I had Arabic songs, so he helped me a lot," she added
In a Facebook post two days ago, Rahman dismissed the fatwa and defended the right to religious freedom and tolerance. He wrote: "What if I had the good fortune of meeting Allah and he asked me on the Judgement day, 'I gave you faith, talent, money, fame and health... why did you not do music for my beloved Muhammad (sals) film?"