New Delhi The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied any action against Indian music composer Ismail Darbar for alleging that A R Rahman ” bought” his Oscar for ” Slumdog Millionair in 2009.
” The Academy does not plan any action relative to Mr. Darbaralt39s comments. It is simply not possible to alt39 buyalt39 an Academy Award. While some individuals might disagree with the results of our voting processes, the Academy stands behind the integrity of the voting,” the Academyalt39s publicist told IANS in an e- mail.
Darbar told a daily: ” I just donalt39t understand how the music for that movie (alt39 Slumdog Millionairealt39) won the prestigious award. What was Oscar- worthy about it? Nothing. I would have been happy had he won it for films like alt39 Rojaalt39 or alt39 Bombayalt39. He did not deserve it. And, I know that it has been bought,” said Darbar.
” Rahman is a very good businessman, he knows how to handle his public relations.
I will yet again say that he has bought the Oscar.
I have proof that alt39 Jai Hoalt39 is not his. It has been done by someone else. All the big filmmakers like Subhash Ghai, Mani Ratnam know about it.” Media reports indicated that the Academy was planning to sue Darbar for $ 50 million for his adverse comments, but it turns out that these were just rumours.
In 2009, Rahman brought pride to India by winning two Oscars – for the best original score for ” Slumdog Millionaire”.
Music composer Ismail Darbar creates a row, Academy denies any foul- play