Islamabad: Pakistani singer Atif Aslam fell prey to trolls recently for singing an Indian song at a Pakistan Independence function in New York earlier this month. Atif sang the popular Bollywood song ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon’ from the film Azab Prem Ki Gazab Kahanii- a song that had earned him commendations in both India and Pakistan when it was released in the year 2009.
However, many critics targeted Aslam for pickig an Indian song and questioned his patriotism. This left some Atif fans disappointed, stating that he should not have performed Indian songs at a Pakistani parade.
Atif aslam the coolest , best live singer hands down had soo much fun at the nyc independence day parade pic.twitter.com/Z5ovpwzYyY
— 마르찬 (@Mariahluvurself) August 5, 2018
National Anthem of #Pakistan By #AtifAslam Now Our Media Is Shiting Around Bcz He sing Arijit Singh's (Tera Hony Laga Ho) On independence day parade in new york Correct Me If I'm wrong 😕
Love Pakistan 🇵🇰 😍
Respect #AtifAslam pic.twitter.com/pINM7TFEtk
— Ferzeen Ahmad (فرذین احمد) 🇵🇰 (@AhmadFerzeen) August 8, 2018
Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, who has also lent his voice to many Bollywood songs, stood in Atif’s support.
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
Ali said that music is not Indian or Pakistani. It is just music! Singers are synonymous with their songs which are loved equally by fans from every country.