AR Rahman reacts to Hosanna controversy

By Hindustan Times

Music maestro AR Rahman’s latest composition Hosanna… from the Prateik-Amy Jackson starrer Ekk Deewana Tha may have earned a few fans, but it hasn’t amused a certain lot from the Christian Secular Forum (CSF). According to the religious group, Hosanna is a prayer in the Bible and the term is sacred to both Jews and Christians.

Surprised with the objection, the Academy Award-winning musician defends his work, saying, “I had spent several months doing research before composing and writing the songs for the film. I had also consulted friends, who are Christian, about the usage of the word ‘Hosanna’.”

At the same time, Rahman insists that he is “deeply concerned about the sentiments of all those who appear to be hurt by the song.”

According to recent reports, the CSF was contemplating taking legal