Bollywood’s acclaimed singer Atif Aslam, who has lent his voice to many songs like Tera Hone Laga Hoon, Pehli Nazar Mein, Dil Diyan Gallan and many more, landed in hot waters after he decided to sing an Indian song at an Independence Day Parade held in New York City.Also Read - Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam Mercilessly Trolled For His Tweet on Scrapping of Article 370
During the celebrations, the singer ended up letting some of his fans down by choosing to sing one of his hit Indian tracks titled ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon’ from the 2009 released film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. Also Read - Pulwama Attack: Salman Khan Contributes to #BharatKeVeer fund, Ranveer Singh Pays Respect at Dubai Award Show, T-Series Pulls Down Pakistani Singers Songs From Youtube
A Twitter user who uses the handle @sakhwa wrote, “Zero respect for Atif Aslam”. Also Read - Sonu Nigam Feels he Would be Better Off if he Was a Pakistani Singer, at Least he Would Get Offers From India
Another one said, “Shame on”.
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However, many like vocalists like Shafqat Amanat Ali, who has also lent his voice to some Indian songs, defended Atif. “I stand in support of Atif Aslam for singing his songs at the parade. Music is not Indian or Pakistani. It’s just music. Singers are synonymous with their songs which are loved equally by fans from every country,” Amanat said.