"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?"
Rajinikanth has been warned by some to not take the role of Tipu Sultan citing his attack on Tamil people, while a fatwa was issued against AR Rahman, after he composed the music of Muhammad: The Messenger of God. Prakash Raj said: "You ban meat, you ban porn; don't voters have rights? The bubble will burst soon"
"I didn't direct or produce the film I just did the music. My spiritual experiences of working on the film are very personal and I would prefer not to share these. My decision to compose the music for the film was made in good faith and with no intention of causing offence," AR Rahman wrote in a Facebook post