After receiving backlash for singing Indian song, Atif Aslam reacts
Following the controversy over singing Indian song on a Pakistani Independence Day function in New York earlier this month, Pakistani singer Atif Aslam yesterday said that he simply loves haters. Atif, who has lent his voice to many Bollywood songs, sang one of his Indian tracks 'Tera Hone Laga Hoon' from the 2009 film 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani' at the function. Here's more.
Green flag my identity, can't disrespect country, says Atif
In a tweet, Atif pointed out that Green flag is his identity and his fans know that he can't disrespect his country. He also said that his fans effectively know how to tackle the fake propaganda. Atif went on to say that everyone would be respected in New Pakistan while apprising that he had brought fame to Pakistan from all over the world.
Here's Atif's loving tweet for haters
Twitter users trolled Atif for singing Indian song
Atif has been trolled on social media for singing Indian song. Some even questioned his patriotism. A Twitter user who uses the handle @sakhwa wrote, "Zero respect for Atif Aslam!" Another user with @Pakistani09 handle tweeted calling for boycott of the singer. "Boycott Atif Aslam @itsaadee Ap Ne Dil Tor diya #boycottAtifAslam #AtifAslam." However, many vocalists, including Shafqat Amanat Ali, defended Atif.
Film critics, singers defend Atif, say music is just music
"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. Film critic, Omair Alavi questioned trollers, "Don't Pakistanis go to watch Indian films? Are not Indian dramas a regular on our channels?"