MUSIC- Pakistani singer Atif Aslam is facing severe backlash on social media after singing an Indian song at a Pakistan Independence Day function in New York earlier this month.
Atif sang ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon’ from the 2009 film “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani”.
Online users have questioned Atif’s patriotism and called for boycott of the singer.
Shafqat Amanat Ali, Pakistani singer who has also lent his voice to Indian songs defended Aslam. He said, “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.”
“Don’t Pakistanis go to watch Indian films? Are not Indian dramas a regular on our channels,” Pakistani film critic Omair Alavi questioned the trolls.
Atif has a very active presence in Indian music industry and has lent his voice to many Bollywood songs.