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Salman Dubs Arijit Again ,Welcome To New York Invites Pakistan’s Rahat Fateh Ali Khan To Sing At A Time When Tensions Escalate



He did it again! Salman Khan apparently got our own singing sensation Arijit Singh’s voice replaced with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Tiger Zinda Hai. This is the second time Salman did away with Arijit’s voice.

While a  majority  of us have nothing against Rahat fateh Ali Khan  or Atif Aslam  we wonder if this  is the  right time to invite them to sing in  Bollywood at a time when tensions on the border  have escalated to an alarming pitch.

In Tiger Zinda Hai we had Atif Aslam crooning Dil diya  gallan and now there’s Atif Aslam crooning Ishtehaar  in Welcome To New York.

Interestingly it is being whispered that Salman Khan insisted  on dubbing Arijit’s voice with Rahat’s earlier also in Sultan for the song  Jag ghoomiya . The Salman-Arijit feud goes back a  long  a way to an awards function which Salman had hosted and whereArijit came on stage wearing informal clothes and casual chappals. The two had exchanged barbed sarcasm  on stage.

This perhaps explains why Arijit was shown the backdoor in favour of Rahat. But how do we explain Rahat’s presence in Welcome To New York?

BJP minister singer Baabul Supriyo says he is  not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when war  is no longer a remote concept. “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 ownArijit 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 PAK-sponsored terrorists.”

Baabul clarifies that India has no problems with either Atif or Rahat.  “Atif as an artist sounds great in Dil Diya 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.”

Bollywood, says Baabul has a national responsibility . “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 organised 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 FawadKhan.”

And why is Pakisan’s  entertainment industry silent  over cross-border terrorism? Baabul  wonders, “It’s  pertinent to note that one cannot recall a single Pak 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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