The Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman left us all in a tizzy when he walked off stage at a promotional event for 99 Songs when the anchor began speaking in Hindi. Rahman is the co-writer and producer of 99 Songs which stars Ehan Bhatt and Edilsy in the lead roles. Now, the music legend has said that it was a "joke" and not meant to be taken seriously. “What happened is, we are doing a three language launch. Hindi is already launched and we are coming to Tamil Nadu. So there are certain kinds of protocol on the stage. We are talking to Tamil audiences who are already saying that Ehan is very fair. So I told her (the anchor) to speak in Tamil and follow the protocol,” Rahman told an entertainment portal.
“I think she wanted to be kind to Ehan and he understands Hindi better and so she talked in Hindi. So I said, ‘Hindi?’ and I had to leave the stage. After that other people had to come on stage. So people put this one and one two and that I got angry. It was a joke. It was not meant to be serious. I think it saved us a lot of money by becoming viral, spreading Ehan’s and my face,” he added.