Ahad Raza Mir responds to 'Ko Ko Korina' critics with grace

Published: October 23, 2018
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PHOTO: MOMINA MUSTEHSAN/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: MOMINA MUSTEHSAN/INSTAGRAM

Shireen Mazari’s remarks on Ahad Raza Mir and Momina Mustehsan’s Ko Ko Korina stirred up a storm. The Awaari singer embroiled in a Twitter spat with the PTI MNA that has been making headlines since yesterday. Later on, Sherry Rehman mirrored Mazari’s thoughts.

Finally, the Yakeen Ka Safar star has spoken about the matter at length. Taking to Twitter, the 25-year-old actor said, “So there has been a lot of talk about a certain song. So let’s do just that. Talk about it.”

He went on to add, “I am honoured that I got to cover Ko Ko Korina. Some people enjoyed it and some not to so much, which is fair. Look at how we love to appreciate and criticise. It shows our nation is alive. Even after hearing the song. Pun intended.”

The Parwaaz Hai Junoon actor quipped that he has taken the criticism positively. He thanked HSY, who appreciated the effort by Mir and Mustehsan.

The actor further stated how Coke Studio has served as a platform for artists and Pakistani music. “Don’t forget about all the amazing music they have given you throughout the years,” he wrote.

Talking about Mazari’s comments, the budding actor said, “I am also pleasantly surprised that the Minister of Human Rights noticed our attempt, although she did not have very nice things to say, I’m still happy she noticed. Just a piece of advice: better choice of words next time Ms Minister,” he commented.

“Ms Minister you represent a party that wants to bring change, supports youth and new ideas in Pakistan. The reach and duty of Human Rights promotes a caring approach to life. Don’t “massacre” its meaning. You represent human rights in our country. Think about what that means,” added Mir.

“All I’m trying to say is that we should learn to be kind. Even in our criticism. Trust me it goes a long way. Our song was a cover, and a cover is meant to deviate from the original. Its not supposed to sound or feel the same. And at the end of the day…it’s a song,” the Aangan actor said.

He also called out critics to respect the artists. “Let’s respect our artists. All of them. Every time an artists works…they take a risk. Not for themselves…but for you. Trust me when I say we work hard for YOU. Not for ourselves. Want to critisise.. do it with love. Works better and definelty doesn’t hurt as much,” Mir continued.

He concluded by saying that he will continue to work thanks to all those who appreciated his efforts and will work harder to impress his critics.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Feysel
    Oct 23, 2018 - 2:51PM

    These so called artists think whatever they do is sacred and cannot be criticized. They do not work hard but they just mimic the old golden songs in the most awful way. If this is hard work its patheticRecommend

  • WAQAS
    Oct 23, 2018 - 4:02PM

    @Feysel: Reread it again, he is just saying if you want criticize go a head, but it should be positive criticism. Recommend

  • Rahat
    Oct 23, 2018 - 5:10PM

    A bad song is a bad one undoubtedly. But the whole team of Coke studio is to be blamed. Why take the criticism individually. as its an overall failure.No need to take it personally.Recommend

  • Luminite
    Oct 23, 2018 - 9:37PM

    Did legends like Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan, Abida Parveen, or Nazia Hassan argued with the people over their songs like this? Learn something from them.Recommend

  • Quresh
    Oct 23, 2018 - 11:57PM

    @Feysel: You are absolutely correct. Recommend

  • JA
    Oct 24, 2018 - 9:03AM

    I agree with Shireen Mazari it is really Horrendous to watch one of our classic song being destroyed this way. Recommend

  • SanityPrevails
    Oct 24, 2018 - 9:14AM

    WOW! All this unrestrained wisdom from a man, who cant accept criticism over a song and is dictating rules for how it should be done. This isn’t the first time that Pakistani celebs have shown their thin skin when people decide not to shower them with praises. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 24, 2018 - 7:53PM

    who can forget the original song with Waheed Murad singing way back in the 60s. IT was supposed to beat shammi kapoor’s gay flirty songs which were flooding the Pak market way back then. No one can erase its popularity .Recommend

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