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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Harris comes to Rahman's support

Cinemimi [Thursday, January 26, 2012]
Harris Jayaraj has voiced in support of AR Rahman, over a controversy on the 'Hosanna....' song in Gautham Vasudev Menon's 'Ek Deewana Tha', the Hindi version of Tamil hit 'Vinnaithandi Varuvaya'.

Recently, a Christian forum opposed the song and demanded apology from Rahman and others concerned, besides seeking to delete the number from the movie. It felt since 'Hosanna' being a holy word, it should not be used in a film song.

When asked about the issue, Harris Jayaraj, in his interview to a Tamil weekly, said, "We use such words only to get the blessings of the God and for nothing else. Even I had used words like Hosanna and Alleluia in my songs."

On a recent buzz that he would soon work with his good friend Gautham Vasudev Menon, Harris said, "He continues to be my friend. But there is no talk of us working together again. Even recently, he invited me to the birthday function of his son and I attended it. That's it."

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