Now Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s song, ‘Ishtehaar’, in ‘Welcome To New York’ is in trouble. According to report, the Indian Film and Television Producer Council are seeking a two-year ban on artists from the neighbouring country. It all started when singer turned politician Babul Supriyo demanded singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s version to be removed and an Indian singer should re-record the song.
Babul Supriyo said, “I would request the makers of the film to remove Rahat’s voice and get someone else to dub it. I am also not sure why Atif Aslam got to sing 'Dil Diya Gallan' when for sure our very own Arijit could have done a much better job. The FM stations played the song galore while news channels announced the name of our soldiers martyred by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists.”
Producer Vashu Bhagnani had issued a statement claiming that Arijit never recorded any song for the film that features Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh, Boman Irani, Karan Johar and Neha Dhupia, among others. Now a report has claimed the CEO of Indian Film and Television Producer Council (IFTPC) has asked for a two-year ban on Pakistani artistes working in the Hindi film industry and said that the council will pass a resolution and inform Bollywood to stops working with Pakistani artists for the next two years.
Vashu Bhagnani said, “Prints have been sent worldwide. I cannot undo it but I assure all of you that my next ventures won’t feature any Pakistani artistes. For me, India comes first. We will spread the word in the industry and send notices to everyone that ‘please stop (working with) all Pakistani artists.”
Earlier Fawad had said when there was news which was making round when he was working on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, “Obviously, I’m not a man of steel in that people’s words don’t affect me. They might hurt me. But I am becoming immune to it as time goes by. I have no expectations from them, and that’s what I think has developed this camaraderie. Even if I don’t work with them ever again, I’ll still always have love and regard for them, and I assume that’s how they feel as well. That’s why we’re still in touch. We even make plans to meet, to catch-up.”