AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija wears a naqab due to which she has been surrounded by controversies. Two years ago, controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen said on Khatija’s burqa, “I love AR Rahman’s music, but when I see his daughter I feel suffocated. It is disappointing that even an educated woman can be easily brainwashed in the family. In response to this, Khatija shared a family photo and wrote, I am spending a good time with my family without suffocation. Singer himself has also clarified on this that wearing a burqa is his daughter’s decision which he respects. Even before this, the singer has been embroiled in controversies many times with his statements and jokes.
Singer AR Rahman came down from the stage protesting the Hindi speaking host at the promotional event of the film 99 Songs. As soon as the video surfaced, many people expressed their displeasure criticizing the singer. On this, Singer had clarified that he had done this jokingly.
A fatwa was made for composing the music of a film on Islam, years ago by AR Rahman for Iran’s most expensive film on Islam, Muhammad: Messenger of God. Raza Academy of Mumbai issued a fatwa against him. After the matter came to light, the people of Vishwa Hindu Parishad had targeted him and said that he should now change religion again and become Hindu. Let us tell you that AR Rahman was a Hindu at first but after a few years he converted his mother’s religion to Islam.
The Income Tax Department has filed a case against Singer on the transaction of money from a foreign company. Singer had signed a three-year agreement with a foreign company, for which he had to get a fee of Rs 3 crore. Singer told the company that instead of his personal account, these fees should be sent to his trust account. Obviously Singer did this to save tax money. After the matter came to light, the department filed a complaint against him.


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