Babul Supriyo launches protest against Pakistani artists singing in Bollywood
While Pakistani actors were banned from working in Bollywood post the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' fiasco, the singers from across the border continue to lend their voices to songs in Hindi films. Raising an objection over the same, singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo has targeted Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's song 'Ishtehaar' from the film 'Welcome To New York.' Here's what he said.
"I would request the makers to replace Rahat's voice in the song. I am also not sure why Atif Aslam got to sing 'Dil Diyan Gallan' in 'Tiger Zinda Hai' when our very own Arijit Singh could have done a much better job," he added.
Expressing his ire, Babul said, "Bollywood represents India worldwide, hence banning Pakistani artists in Indian films would have also taken the protest against the rogue nation, worldwide." "I very clearly recall that such a promise was made at the time of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.' Enough is enough now, ban them for their only crime, that is being a Pakistani," he added.
'Welcome To New York' has an ensemble cast of Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Johar, Boman Irani and Lara Dutta. The film has several special appearances as well, including one by Salman Khan. Notably, this is India's first comedy in 3D. Now it is to be seen how will the objections raised by Babul affect the film.