New Delhi: Irked over the comments made by Bollywood music composer Ismail Darbar that AR Rahman bought Oscars, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which presents the awards, is reportedly contemplating to sue Darbar for accusing it of `being bought`.

Reacting to Darbar's allegation, the Academy said, “It simply is not possible to buy an Academy Award. While some individuals might disagree with the results of our voting processes, the Academy stands behind the integrity of the voting. With 3000 members present, it is simply impossible".

According to reports, the Academy may initiate legal proceedings against Darbar for his comments.

However, Ismail Darbar, while talking to a daily said, "I am not aware of any such legal notice from the Academy. I will react if and when I receive it."

Rahman has also chosen not to take any legal action against Darbar, reports added.

Rahman won two Academy Awards- Best Original Score and Best Original Song- for his music in 'Slumdog Millionaire', a 2008 film directed by Danny Boyle. "It's a free country and everyone is entitled to their opinion," Rahman said on Ismail's allegation.

Notably, Ismail Darbar, who has taken open war with AR Rahman, tells us that the Oscar-winning composer also steals credits.

At a press conference in Nagpur, music director Ismail Darbar openly accused the internationally acclaimed film composer for having bribed the Academy officials.

Darbar speaking exclusively to Mid-day on what prompted him to make such an outrageous statement ends up making many more against Rahman...

Jai Ho is stolen

"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. Also, I would like to add that the songs, that he claims to have composed, are not even his! He is just a fantastic salesperson.

I have proof that Jai Ho is not his. It has been done by someone else. All the big film-makers like Subhash Ghai, Mani Rathnam know about it. But none of them have the guts to come out and speak up, because Rahman is a big name. If he has guts, let him come out and prove me wrong.

I have proofs of him having stolen credit from someone else. I can show those proofs if need be. Even when Devdas and Saathiya were up for National Awards for music, Saathiya, the music for which is composed by Rahman, won.

First of all, a dubbed movie is never given National Awards. Then, how did Saathiya get it? It is not that I am talking now. I have wanted to talk about this forever. It is just that no one ever asked me about it."

Colleagues call Rahman a sincere man

Vijay Iyer, one of Rahman's team members laughs at these allegations. He says, "If somebody wants to comment on Rahman, they can. It is a free country.”

“AR has been sincere to his fans and his music since the last twenty years. If someone says he has bought the Oscars, how does he explain his Oscar nomination for 127 Hours? We are all proud of everything that he has done," he added.

JPN/Mid-day