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Atif Aslam faces backlash for singing Indian song at Pak Independence Day parade

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Pakistani has been trolled on and also criticised by the country's mainstream media, for an Indian song at a function in earlier this month.

Atif, who has lent his voice to many Bollywood songs, sang one of his Indian tracks 'Hoon' from the 2009 film "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani", starring and

This prompted many of his fans back home to question his patriotism and also hit out at him.

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

"Boycott @itsaadee Ap Ne Dil Tor diya #boycottAtifAslam #AtifAslam."


However, many like Ali, who has also lent his voice to some Indian songs, defended Atif.

"I stand in support of for 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, said people need to remember that Bollywood films and dramas are shown openly in in cinemas and on television channels as art, film or music has no boundaries.

"Don't Pakistanis go to watch Indian films? Are not Indian dramas a regular on our channels, he questioned.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 03:10 IST
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