How Will Indian Music Industry Look Without Atif Aslam And Rahat Fateh? Indian Fans React To Ban On Pakistani Artists

Indian Union Minister Babul Supriyo faces an intense backlash as he calls for a ban on Pakistani singers in India.


Supriyo’s rigid statements have set the social and mainstream media on fire. He said that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice should be removed and dubbed in the song Ishtehaar from Welcome To New York. He said that he doesn’t see a need to cross borders for the sake of entertainment, especially when the tensions between India and Pakistan are escalating.

Here are his words:

“I definitely want to believe that and I do as an artist but having said that where our soldiers are being brutally killed and their bodies are mutilated… If we can stop Pakistani players playing in IPL…. At a time when we have cornered Pakistan, even US is one step away from declaring Pakistan a terrorist nation…. maybe it would have been nice if Bollywood showed solidarity and took a stand…” (Source: Khaleej Times)
He added that his statement came out of pure patriotic sentiments and n matter what, India is always first.
Without a doubt, the social media was son turned into an intense battleground. It’s disappointing that industry as massive as India still demarcates and discriminates, all while raising the slogan that art and talent don’t have boundaries. Pakistani actors and singers have only added value to the industry and have produced some masterpieces that will be cherished and enjoyed for long.

Indian fans have expressed their sentiments on the entire scenario, where a few supported and most of them spoke against the rigid statement saying that it should be considered how the industry would look without gems like Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Here are some of the reactions and statements from the social media community:

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