Atif Aslam criticised for singing Indian song at Independence Day parade in New York

Published: August 9, 2018
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Atif Aslam is no stranger to the limelight. The Aadat vocalist has not only taken Pakistani music to new heights but lent his voice to many Bollywood songs as well, making the country proud.

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However, at an Independence Day Parade held in New York earlier this week, Atif sang one of his Indian tracks: Tera Hone Laga Hoon from the 2009 film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

This left some Atif fans disappointed, stating that he should not have performed Indian songs at a Pakistani parade.

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However, much like the popular saying, “Love trumps hate,” most of the singer’s fans came to defend him.

One attendee of the concert shared her experience.

Even Khamaaj singer Shafqat Amanat Ali backed Atif. 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.”

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Atif’s team is yet to comment on the matter.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • ijaz mir
    Aug 9, 2018 - 3:33PM

    I LOVE your SONGS AND MUSICK. But now I hate you. for just money, you will sell your soul. I will not support your songs anymore. I do not like you anymore. why don’t you change your nationality and get out of Pakistan?Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Aug 9, 2018 - 5:20PM

    Patriots should stop listening to Raji, Lata, Kishore and Mukesh songs !!
    Yeah right.Recommend

  • Syed
    Aug 10, 2018 - 12:28PM

    How funny… guys he is an artist and professional. He has been asked to perform in a function.
    Why he should say no to his own songs?
    I think we all need to grow and act with greater maturity.
    No one should be allowed question anyone else love for their country.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Aug 10, 2018 - 9:29PM

    whats wrong with it . music transcendents all boundaries.Recommend

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