Atif Aslam, the Pakistani singer is one of the most loved singer in Pakistan and in India as well. He has sung many hit-blockbuster Bollywood songs, which earned him a huge fan following in India.
However, the singer has always been the target of the people, making a big deal out of every thing, especially for singing in Bollywood despite the soar relations between the two countries.
Recently a similar incident happened which resulted in people slamming and shaming him on social media. Well, this time it’s for singing an Indian song at New York in a function related to Pakistan Independence Day.
Yes, as the Pakistan’s Independence Day is approaching, there was an event held at New York, where Atif Aslam was performing. However, when he sang a few of his hit Bollywood number, it irked his Pakistani fans. Not just this, there were some rumors, that he declined to wave the Pakistani flag.
All this made the fans go berserk on social media, brutally shaming the singer for his act. Here, have a look at the reactions of the fans :
From day one i don't like atif aslam he is very proudy and he thinks that he is the best, no one is like him etc.
Now boycott not only #AtifAslam but also indian content.
I really feel bad to see indian content as our top trends.
This needs to be stop.
— syeda sania naqvi (@sanianaqvi_11) August 7, 2018
Have heard Atif Aslam refused to hold the Pakistan flag! If true it is shameful indeed! Why wld he do such a senseless act? For commercial purposes? Disgusting! And I really liked his work too. But this act has destroyed it all.#AtifAslam #shameful
— نمرہ احمد (@Nimrah788) August 8, 2018
#Pakistani singer Atif Aslam refuses to wave a #Pakistani flag during Independence Day concert in New York City and insists on singing Indian songs. Apparently doesn't want to affect his business in #India, according to ARY News. Pak artists receive instructions from their hosts.
— Ahmed Quraishi – TV Team (@Office_AQPk) August 7, 2018
Atif Aslam refused to take Pak flag in his hand during Azadi Parade in NewYork, whats going with him.
— Asif Afroz (@asifafroz1) August 7, 2018
— Pakistani (@Pakistani09) August 7, 2018
Zero respect for Atif Aslam! ????????
— Sakhwa. (@sakhwa) August 7, 2018
Lol wtf Atif Aslam sang Indian songs on Pakistani Independence Day show. Is he mad or what ? ????
— Sakhwa. (@sakhwa) August 7, 2018
So basically Atif Aslam charged Rs. 8.2 million to sing Indian songs at an independence day event held by the Pakistani community in the United States? – No wonder people left in disgust.
— Pakistan Defence (@defencedotpk) August 8, 2018
Have heard Atif Aslam refused to hold the Pakistan flag! If true it is shameful indeed! Why wld he do such a senseless act? For commercial purposes? Disgusting! And I really liked his work too. But this act has destroyed it all.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 8, 2018
However, Atif Aslam hitted back at the haters with a strong reply stating that he respects his country and the national flag. And he didn’t disrespected the Pakistani flag in any way. He took to his twitter and posted a powerful message for all those spreading fake rumors about him. Here’s what Atif Aslam tweeted, have a look :
— Atif Aslam (@itsaadee) August 9, 2018
The complete message read:
“Sabz jhanda meri pehchan hai or merey fans jantay hain k mein iska ehtaram achi tarah janta hun
Mje bohat khushi aur fakhar hai k meray fans fake propaganda Ka jawab dena achi tarah Jantay hain .. I hope NAYE PAKISTAN main un sab logon kou izat dena jaan jayen gae jino ne PAKISTAN ka naam poori duniya mein roshan kia hai .. #change Hats off to #aadeez #fans kia baat hai ap sab ki – huge amount of respect for #ShafqatAmanatAli ✌”
Which roughly translates to :
“I know how to respect the flag well. Moreover, I thank the fans who know how to reply to fake propoganda. I hope people of New Pakistan start respecting those people who have made Pakistan proud all over the world.”
Well, we really hope that this reply from a singer like him will stop the haters from spreading fake rumors about him, afterall, Music and art has no religion and what’s such a big deal if he sang a good Indian song just to entertain the fans?
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