Remember the bitter controversy that happened between Arijit Singh and Salman Khan? Everyone’s favorite Arijit Singh took to Facebook to request the Bhaijaan of Bollywood to not remove his version of the love song ‘Jag Ghumeya’ from the movie Sultan.
The request was made in the form of a heartfelt letter where Arijit Singh apologized to Salman Khan, but however his request was not considered by Salman Khan and his song was removed and was replaced by the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s version of the song.
Now when we were thinking that everything is going smooth in between Salman Khan and Arijit Singh, seems like war is still on! Salman Khan is still holding some grudge against Arijit Singh. During the filming of Tiger Zinda Hai, Arijit Singh was rejected for the choice of the voice behind Dil Diyaan Gallan, and it was replaced by Atif Aslam’s version of it.
According to some recent reports, Salman Khan has refused to work again with Arijit Singh’s Ishtehaar song in ‘Welcome To New York’ and his voice has again replaced with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie.
The movie, “Welcome To New York” features Sonaksi Sinha, Karan Johar, Diljit Dosanjh, Ritesh Deshmukh, Rana Daggubati, and Boman Irani while Salman will be seen in a special song Nain Phisal Gaye.
The Union Minister, Babul Supriyo who is also a playback singer, is not happy with the current trend of the music Industry, where the makers are inviting artists from across the borders, especially in this time where there is already so much tension going on between the two countries. His statements were in context to Pakistani singers singing in the movies of Salman Khan.
He said :
“If that’s true, I would request the makers of the film to remove Rahat’s voice and get someone else to dub it! I am also not sure why Atif Aslam got to sing ‘Dil diya gallan’ when for sure our very own Arijit could have done a much better job. The FM stations played the song galore while news channels announced the name of our soldiers martyred by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists.”
“Atif as an artist sounds great in ‘Dil diya gallan’ and Rahat is a great singer too. But it’s important to clarify that our problem is not with the artists Atif or Rahat, but with their Pakistani nationality. It’s not a political stand but probably the families who have lost their sons, brothers, fathers would feel a lot better should the entire country show solidarity in any manner possible”
Babul Supriyo says that the Bollywood has some responsibilities for the nation. He said:
“Bollywood is an integral part of that Indianism. It represents India worldwide, hence banning Pakistani artists in Indian films would have also taken the protest against organized terrorism by the rogue nation, worldwide. And, I very clearly recall that such a promise was made when ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ had met protests due to Fawad Khan.”
“And why is Pakistan’s entertainment industry silent over cross-border terrorism?”
He also said:
“It’s pertinent to note that one cannot recall a single Pakistani artist made famous by Bollywood, condemn terror acts by Pakistan. Enough is enough now, ban them for their only crime, that is being a Pakistani. Let we Indians wear our hearts on our sleeves and let our hearts beat in salutation of the sacrifice of our brave hearts.”
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