Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has recently released his new music video ‘Pehle Dafa’, which has been produced by an Indian music label, featuring Atif and Bollywood actor Ileana D’Cruz, has not gone down too well with India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has condemned T-Series(the music label which produced the video) for uniting with Pakistani artists despite extreme cross-border issues reported Indian media. Other than Atif, the composer, Shiraz Uppal and the lyricist, Shakeel Sohail has also contributed to the music video.
“Why does our entertainment industry need to go there for talent when relations between the two countries have hit the lowest ebb? Are we so short of talent ourselves? I see no point in hurting sentiments”, said BJP spokesperson, Shaina NC
What is more, BJP is highly annoyed on why Filmfare Awards 2017 allowed 4 Pakistani celebrities to be a part of the nomination.
“Relations with Pakistan have deteriorated to such an extent that there is a move now to declare Pakistan a terror state on an international level. Given the current crisis, I don’t think we can have Pakistani artistes coming here,” said the BJP member.
Seems like the recent nominations of the Pakistani artists in the Fimfare and Atif Aslam’s song did not go down very well with India. Only time will tell whether Pakistani artists will stay a part of the nominations list on not.