Web Desk(August 10, 2018): Famed Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, who found himself in the midst of immense criticism, has responded back to trolls after he was slammed for singing Indian song at the country’s Independence Day event held in New York earlier this month.
Atif, who has been the voice behind innumerable Bollywood songs, sang his popular Indian track ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon’ which he sang for a Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif starrer back in 2009.
Internet users trolled Atif, raising doubts over his patriotism, many even stating that the ‘Aadat’ star refused to hold the Pakistani flag in America.
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Let's wear this today #nevergiveup Simply love my haters 😘 Bayshak Allah izat denay aur rakhnay wala hai Sabz jhanda meri pehchan hai or mere fans jantay hain k mein iska ehtaram kerna achi tarah janta hun Mje bohat khushi aur fakhar hai k meray fans fake propaganda Ka jawab dena achi tarah Jantay hain .. I hope NAYE PAKISTAN main un sab logon ko izat dena jaan jayen gae jino ne PAKISTAN ka naam poori duniya mein roshan kia hai .. #change Hats off to #aadeez #fans kia baat hai ap sab ki – huge amount of respect for Shafqat Amanat Ali ✌@armeenakhanofficial #atifaslam Pakistan Zindabad
Responding to criticism, the singer, in a long Instagram and Twitter post, has said he is a proud Pakistani and his identity is associated only with the ‘green flag’.
Uploading a picture of a T-shirt that has ‘Never Give Up’ written on it, Atif added that hopefully things will change for good in ‘Naya Pakistan’, hinting at Imran Khan’s ascension as leader of nation.
— PTI Lover Karachi (@f4_funny) August 8, 2018
Pakistan’s acclaimed signer Atif Aslam landed in hot waters after he decided to sing an Indian song at an Independence Day Parade held in New York City.
Have heard Atif Aslam refused to hold the Pakistan flag! If true it is shameful indeed! Why wld he do such a senseless act? For commercial purposes? Disgusting! And I really liked his work too. But this act has destroyed it all.#AtifAslam #shameful
— نمرہ احمد (@Nimrah788) August 8, 2018
The ‘Doorie’ singer’s section left the social media ablaze who propositioned a boycott against the singer for his actions.