Music maestro A.R. Rahman recently graced popular comedy show "The Kapil Sharma Show," but it looks like something has upset him. It has been reported that Ali Asgar's seduction act as a Lucknowi Beghum didn't go down well with Rahman.
According to an SKJ Bollywood News report, Ali's character crossed limits when Begum's act started by getting a bit too close to the music star. Ali as Begum has been seen seducing, flirting and lip-biting when male celebrities appear on the show and thus, he did the same when Rahman appeared. But the music maestro, known as the Mozart of Madras, is a shy person and he apparently warned Ali as he said: "No touching!"
"The manner in which the interview was conducted was not proper for an artiste of Rahman's dignity. You can fool around with the 'Great Grand Masti' team. But you can't apply the same humour to Rahman. As a host Kapil Sharma had not even done his basic homework. He said 'Rangeela' was Rahman's first composition and that he had scored music in all of Ashutosh Gowariker's films. Both are misrepresentations of facts. It was insulting to see Ali Asgar do his drag act on Rahman. It is doubtful we'll get to see Rahman on another television show in the near future," SKJ Bollywood News quoted Rahman's friend as saying.
It looks like the team of "The Kapil Sharma Show" has miffed Rahman. However, when the entertainment portal contacted Ali, he defended his act and said that Rahman had fun on the show. "I agree there is a difference between Rahman and other guests. But he was just uncomfortable with anyone touching him. Otherwise he enjoyed himself. A lot of the footage was edited. This Begum is an incorrigible flirt. She flirts with everyone. And the bigger the celebrity the more flirtatious she gets," Ali said.
Watch the full episode of A.R. Rahman at "The Kapil Sharma Show" here: