Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on Welcome To New York controversy: Music has no boundaries


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Rahat has been singing for Bollywood films since 2003. Why were these songs not pulled up for using Pakistani voices, while mine has?” the composer questioned in an interview earlier. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Updated: February 22, 2018 10:35 am

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has sung ‘Ishtehaar’ from Welcome to New York, starring Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh. Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo had said Rahat’s voice in the song must be removed and dubbed by someone else as he was not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border had escalated. “How come the same Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Jag Ghumiya’ which was used in the film ‘Sultan’, ‘Mere rashke qamar’ which was used in ‘Baadshaho’, skips this sentiment or for that matter, Atif Aslam’s recently released ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ or the Ajay Devgn song ‘Sanu ek pal chain’ in the film ‘Raid’ released a couple days ago. Following Supriyo’s suggestion, the film’s director Chakri Toleti said they are yet to decide the fate of the song. Related News
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In midst of so much being said all I can say is music has no boundaries and thank everyone for showing so much love for the songs which I am a part of…… pic.twitter.com/ZjoZstjS1c
— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) February 20, 2018
Composer Shamir Tandon has defended the use of his voice in the film.