Salman Khan may be yaaron ka yaar, but if one gets into his bad books, you are done. Arijit Singh is one person who continues to face the brunt of his feud with Bollywood’s Tiger. Reports suggest that Arijit was supposed to sing the Tiger Zinda Hai song Dil Diyan Gallan which on Salman’s behest went to Pakistani singer Atif Aslam. And now, recently, he got the singer’s voice replaced from the song Ishtehaar in Welcome To New York by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s rendition. Also Read - Wajid Khan's Death: Salman Khan Pays a Loving Tribute to His Dear Friend And Frequent Collaborator
It may be recalled that Arijit Singh and Salman Khan’s tiff goes way back to 2014 when the two exchanged sharp remarks publicly during an award function. So this decision to take away his chance and give it someone else might be motivated or just a creative decision, we don’t know. However, there is another singer who is mighty upset with this. Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo in a recent interview said that he doesn’t understand why should one need to get Pakistani singers or artists when it comes to creating entertainment content, especially at a time when the tensions on the India-Pakistan border are on a rise. Also Read - Wajid Khan Demise: From Akshay Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood Fraternity Mourn Death of Music Composer
Referring to Pakistani singers being given opportunities to croon in Salman’s films, Supriyo 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,” he said. Also Read - Wajid Khan Funeral: Music Composer Laid to Rest Next to Irrfan Khan's Grave at Versova Cemetery
However, he made his point clear by stating that India doesn’t have a problem with Atif or Rahat but wit their Pakistani nationality and suggested that by if Pak artists are banned, the families who have lost their people on would probably feel better. He also wondered why the Pakisan’s entertainment industry is silent over cross-border terrorism. “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, he said.