We all have literally grown up while listening to some wonderful music by Atif Aslam. The perfect lyrics coupled with his awesome voice have earned a massive fan following for the singer. He also enjoyed a massive popularity in India because of fame with Bollywood songs but that all came crashing down a little over a year ago.
Remember when T-Series took down all songs by Pakistanis, including Atif Aslam?
After months of silence even Atif himself opened up about his experience of that moment.
Well, recently T-Series posted the Atif Aslam version of ‘Kinna Sona‘ on their YouTube channel which led to a massive backlash by a faction of the Indian community on Twitter
This song features Siddarth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. It was initially released in the voice of Jubin Nautiyal and Dhvani Bhanushali in 2019.
Eventually, T-series was forced to take down the Atif Aslam song… again and they were also forced to apologize
According to news reports in Indian media, T-Series was forced to apologize for uploading the Atif song.
This action was primarily based upon the response by Indian nationalists who labeled Atif as a traitor and argued that talent should NOT be ‘imported’ from Pakistan.
— TheRealTalker (@TheRealTalker5) June 23, 2020
— Divyang Israni (@divyang_israni) June 23, 2020
I WILL SUPPORT THIS TREND !!! I know how great atif aslam is but we have best singers in bollywood why we need singer from pakistan ??? There are lot off talented singers in india why to import from pak. @TSeries@MNSAmeyaKhopkar#TakeDownAtifAslamSong
— SURAJ🇮🇳 (@SurajSangle6) June 23, 2020
Well, it seems that the Indians fans of Atif Aslam were not happy with this action and soon #Istandwithatifaslam was trending on Twitter
— Faisal Basravi (@faisal_basravi) June 23, 2020
The fans argued that Atif has not caused any harm to the Indian state and he surely does not deserve a treatment like this
#istandwithatifaslam I'm not in favour of take down Atif song like seriously Yahi log nepo ki baat kar rahe the? Talent dabane ki baat kar rahe the? Atif nei desh ka kuch nhi bigaada h he's a singer.. And music has no nation.
— Rimi Roy (@Rimi_06_) June 23, 2020
Indian fans expressed their love for the singer and mentioned that they want more songs by Atif Aslam
Today at 12 pm.
Aadeez join and make it huge 🙌 pic.twitter.com/2qapzSDwy1
— RaFaZ aaDeeZ 🎵 (@Rafaz_aadeez) June 24, 2020
They didn’t miss the chance to state that India loves Atif Aslam
— Armaan Shaikh (@ShaikhSahab_) June 24, 2020
They also told the singer that his famous songs will always have a special place in their hearts
he has recorded numerous chart topping songs… For instance dil diyan gallan, jeene lga hoon, o saathi, tere sang yaara.. I love all this fabulous songs ..Indian love you #IndiaLovesAtifAslam #WeWantAtifAslamSongsBack pic.twitter.com/g2nwCDAXUR
— Anil Gupta Salman bhaijaan fan💞 (@Aneelgupata) June 24, 2020
Indian fans sent wishes to the singer and urged him to keep singing and keep entertaining his fans
No matter what the situation is we are always there for you bhai keep singing nd keep rocking 🙂 We Indian Aadeez, Pakistani Aadeez, Bangladeshi Aadeez & Nepali are united because of you. Thank you for giving us the true definition of brotherhood #AtifAslam#IndiaLovesAtifAslam pic.twitter.com/FiRgzvA7Mu
— Ronak Surana (@ronaksurana02) June 24, 2020
Atif’s version of kinna sona was also uploaded on Atif’s YouTube channel but as soon as the song was removed by T-Series, Atif also took down the video. So, basically, the fans of Atif Aslam have missed out on a gem.
So, what are your thoughts on the issue? Let us know in the comments below.
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