The singer and actress Selena Gomez is in turn seized by the Bollywood madness. She recently announced that she would like to participate in one of the river music films that, as The Indian Express points out, are popular around the world. The singer said she would like to work with AR Rahman, who won an Oscar and a Grammy.
"I like A R Rahman's work. He is a global figure today. I would love to sing or be part of his compositions" https://t.co/33TdpHJOfU
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) July 21, 2018
She salutes the “fluidity” with which he mixes western music with Indian ragas. “I would like to sing or have a role in his compositions. I think it would be nice to sing (in a film) of Bollywood, “she said.
Singing ragas is not given to everyone
The announcement of Selena Gomez surprised and provoked mixed reactions. In India, if some fans doubt his ability to sing this style of music as well as a Bollywood singer, as indicated by several tweets.
Selena Gomez says she wants to sing in a Bollywood movie… sis u can barely do the do re mi shit that goras do, u wouldn’t survive all the sa re ga ma pa AaaAaaAaaAa shit desis do bby stay in ur lane
— sukhi (@mairanotmaria2) July 21, 2018
The former remark with more or less humor that singing ragas is a very particular knowledge, which is not acquired at once and others are wary of Western interference in Indian film heritage.
The tea is that Selena Gomez could never ever sing as great as an actual Bollywood singer, she couldn’t even hit the sa re ga ma pa notes and that’s beginner level. Bollywood singers are no joke and their abilities are overlooked!
— BABYSOO (@dayumexo) July 21, 2018
But the real fans suggest to the mockers to listen to his song Come and Get It before making a joke.
Everyone making fun of selena saying AR Rahman would never work with her. Listen to Come and Get It. It wouldn’t be a bad idea.
— yuright yokay? (@marklesparkIe) July 20, 2018