It has been nearly 18 years since Adnan Sami Khan relocated to India from Pakistan, in hopes of taking his music career further.
The Lahore-born artist first landed in India on March 13, 2001, but many locals are still having a hard time accepting that the singer is, in effect, Indian now. This is evident in the way the Tera Chehra crooner is being called out for supporting the Indian forces amid ongoing political tensions at the LOC.
Khan’s recent tweet has been met with criticism from Pakistanis. “Adnan Sami’s father was in Pakistan Air Force and fought during the 1965 war. He also received a Sitara-e-Jurat. Adnan Sami just won Tamgha-e-Begairat,” a user wrote.
Another wrote, “Biting the hand that feeds you perfectly suits Adnan Sami. How could this man forget those days when it was Pakistan who gave him work, not only as a singer (Zara Dholki Bajao Goriyo) but as an actor (Sargam) as well. Today, he’s calling the same country an enemy.”
“When the war is over, I will surely join politics and run from Mumbai. My main agenda will be a walk of shame for Adnan Sami. Will feed makers of Jani Dushman to crocodiles. Will pay for Lakshmipati Balaji Facial,” commented another.
A disappoited fan stated, “India can keep Adnan Sami, we don’t claim him” while another joked, “I was thinking it would be so much fun if we report Adnan Sami’s account and get it suspended. Twitterical Strike!”
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