Renowned Pakistani singer Atif Aslam put himself in trouble as he sang a Bollywood song during Independence Day Parade at in New York City.
Atif Aslam is facing criticism for singing Bollywood song during Independence Day Parade while he’s also receiving statements in favor. Atif sang “Tera Hone Laga Hoon” from “Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani”. In addition, he also sang “O Saathi” from “Baaghi 2”.
Some news reports are claiming that Atif Aslam also refused to waive Pakistani flag and declined to chant “Pakistan Zindabad”.
As soon as the news came, it went viral on the social media. People including renowned singers are divided on the issue as Atif is gaining both support and criticism.
Actor and Singer Nadeem Jafferi said that Atif Aslam should be ashamed for singing Bollywood songs at the Parade. He said that it was inappropriate for Atif to sing Indian songs on such occasion.
Another critic bashed Atif for the controversial move and asked to boycott him in future.
Now we all pakistani should not listen him and bycot with him ,he realy dnt desrv our love and appreciation coz he is more indian than pakistani #Shame Shame #مشعل_راہ_گانے #RehamKhan #AtifAslam#im pic.twitter.com/YD3XEFqmek pic.twitter.com/umqk7gIEOu
— فائقہ جدون (@fyka_ayaz) August 8, 2018
A person on Twitter said that if allegations are true then it is a much stupid thing.
As per #sources #AtifAslam sung an #indian song on #JashnEAzadi celebrations #concert at #NY #America. There are also #rumors that he #hesitate holding & waving flag of #Pakistan. If so its very #stupid of him & very bad but let him #clear untill not #guilty Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/fFeijjx3QI
— umar ishaque butt (@capisces) August 7, 2018
Reaction from Supporters
However, renowned singer Shafqat Amanat Ali strongly supported Atif.
I stand in support with @itsaadee for singing his songs at the parade. Music is not Indian or Pakistani. It is just music! Singers r synonymous with their songs which r loved equally by fans from every country. Should have briefed him if they wanted national songs #AtifAslam
— Shafqat Amanat Ali (@ShafqatAmanatA) August 7, 2018
PTI leader and famous singer Abrar-ul-Haq advised Atif to remain careful in future. He said that Atif should be forgiven for mistake but it was inappropriate to sing Bollywood song at that occasion. Here is his statement:
“He should be forgiven for the inadvertent mistake, but it was rather insensitive to sing an Indian song at such an occasion.”
A supporter blamed media for the defamation of Atif and elaborated that the singer is a true Pakistani.
There might be role of media behind defaming name of Atif aslam ,
He is truely a pakistani and has proved it several times,
Naadaan or amature log bus media pe bat suni or free fawaaen jaari.#AtifAslam
— فیروز احمد (@FerozMundrani) August 8, 2018
Reaction of Independence Day Parade Attendee
Nayaab Khan, a person who attended the event also strongly defended Atif.
1) I attended the NYC Pakistan Day Parade, all the people having on #AtifAslam get a life please. NO one left, everyone was swooning along to every song he sang. Indians & Bengalis attended the event too. He’s gain immense popularity & love from India.
— Nayaab Khan (@nayaabkay) August 7, 2018
Have a look at Atif Aslam’s performance:
— Mufsin Mahbub (@MufsinM) August 5, 2018
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