Pakistani singer Atif Aslam have given all time hit songs to the bollywood industry. Well, recently, the singer was invited to sing at the Independence Day Parade in New York.
At the event, Atif sings his poopular tracks and at one point he sang Tera Hone Laga Hoon from Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani.
Well, this didn’t goes well down with Pakistani fans and they slammed him for singing bollywood songs at their Independence Day. They took to social media to express their anger.
It was also being said that Atif refused to hold the Pakistani flag, which irked the fans further.
Here’s what a few of them had to say:
— PTI Lover Karachi (@f4_funny) August 8, 2018
From day one i don’t like atif aslam he is very proudy and he thinks that he is the best, no one is like him etc.
Now boycott not only #AtifAslam but also indian content.
I really feel bad to see indian content as our top trends.
This needs to be stop.
— syeda sania naqvi (@sanianaqvi_11) August 7, 2018
Have heard Atif Aslam refused to hold the Pakistan flag! If true it is shameful indeed! Why wld he do such a senseless act? For commercial purposes? Disgusting! And I really liked his work too. But this act has destroyed it all.#AtifAslam #shameful
— نمرہ احمد (@Nimrah788) August 8, 2018
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
However, many like vocalist Shafqat Amanat Ali, who has also lent his voice to some Indian songs, defended Atif. “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,”
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
Atif himself took to Twitter to fire back at his haters, “Simply love my haters Bayshak Allah izzat denay aur rakhnay wala hai Sabz jhanda meri pehchan Bayshak Allah izzat denay aur rakhnay wala hai Sabz jhanda meri pehchan hai or merey fans jantay hain k mein iska ehtaram achi tarah janta hun, Mje bohat khushi aur fakhar hai k meray fans fake propaganda Ka jawab dena achi tarah Jantay hain .. I hope NAYE PAKISTAN main un sab logon kou izat dena jaan jayen gae jino ne PAKISTAN ka naam poori duniya mein roshan kia hai”
— Atif Aslam (@itsaadee) August 9, 2018