The debate is started again as music composer Shamir Tandon said that people should take a collective stand against all Pakistani artists and not just single out one person, while defending Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Earlier, according to the various media outlets, Arijit Singh’s song was replaced by Rahat Fateh Ali in Welcome To New York and the reason was Salman Khan.
Shamir Tandon told IANS:
“If as a country, or even as an industry, we take a collective stance against working with artists (who are all blessed by Goddess Saraswati, irrespective of the origin) from across the border, I’m happy to adhere to the same. I will be the first one to refrain.”
Why Pakistani Singers are targetted again and again?
Earlier, Supriyo (who is a singer and now a Union minister) demanded that Pakistani artists should be banned from Bollywood. He said: “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 (in the film Tiger Zinda Hai) 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.”