Welcome to New York: Director in ‘stress’ as BJP MP wants Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice removed
The debate whether Pakistani artistes should be allowed to work in Indian Entertainment industry, had died down in between. However, ahead of the release of ‘Welcome To New York’, a film consisting of an ensemble cast, has stirred the debate, although unwillingly.
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan lent his voice to a soulful number titled ‘Ishtehaar’. BJP MP and singer Babul Supriyo, to this, demanded that his voice be removed. This has put director Chakri Toleti under pressure. (Also Read: ‘Smiley’ from ‘WTNY’: Arjun, Shahid, Taapsee and more go ROFL in this goofy number)
If IPL can take a stand abt Pakistanis why can’t Bollywood?? It will send a strong message worldwide.. But don’t u think enough is enough now? Yes, I cud ba Sweet singer (thank u) but dies it mean I can’t hv a strong opinion? Spare a thought for the braveheart guys•Music?Later!!
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) February 18, 2018
“I don’t understand why we are being targeted like this. Our film Welcome To New York releases this Friday and this is just too much stress. We have made an entertaining film and we don’t want to hurt anyone,” Chakri stated.
As the film gears up to hit the screens on coming 23rd February, the makers might take necessary steps to ensure a smooth release.