Indian music company removes Atif Aslam’s name from his own song
Indian government’s ban on Pakistani artist took a drastic turn on Tuesday when an Indian music company T-series apparently ‘forgot’ to list Atif Aslam’s name under his own song on YouTube.
The singer’s name was missing from the credits of the song where even the recording studio in Dubai was given credit.
The crooner gave his vocals for a song in the upcoming Bollywood film Baaghi 2 which features Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in lead roles.
The song, which is titled O Saathi, was released recently had no mention of the singer’s name.
The song become immensely popular as it was searched by 22 million music lovers in a just a few days of its release and has 27 million views on YouTube in one week.
Following the episode, Atif reportedly refused to promote his other song “Sehmi Hai Dhadkan” which he had sung for another Bollywood movie Daas Dev, according to film producer Sanjeev Kumar.
Kumar in a statement to the press said “Atif said he will do it, but it hasn’t been done. I’m not sure why he isn’t taking part in the activity, but, as a producer, I see that work promised hasn’t been executed,….we needed Atif for this song. He has 20 million followers on social media. Imagine the kind of traction we would have got had he promoted it.”
Earlier this month, politician Babul Supriyo had asked for a ban on Pakistani artistes working in the Hindi film industry.
Responding to this Kumar said, “Normally, such statements (against Pakistani Artist) are made by fringe groups. When a minister says it, it leaves an impact on more people.
Daas Dev is scheduled to hit the screens on March 23.