Rahman is attending the Busan International Film Festival (Biff) with the team of "99 Songs", which is produced and co-written by the Grammy and Oscar-winning musician.
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"It's like a fairy tale, where a guy has to write a 100 songs to win the girl, but it's not that simple," variety.com quoted Rahman as saying.
"We have all the social stigmas, musicians are always drunk and dead at the end," he said.
"If you look at most of the iconic movies, they are all losers, like 'A Star Is Born', or they commit suicide. 'Inside Llewyn Davis', he gets thrown out by his sister. Why is that stigma, which is reflecting in the movies?