Rahat Fateh Ali Khan responds to Babul Supriyo on Welcome to New York song controversy: Music has no boundaries

Mumbai: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is facing a backlash for singing the song titled 'Ishtehar' — a soulful rendition — for Indian film production Welcome To New York, says music has no boundaries.

Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan in a still from Welcome to New York. Image from YouTube

Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan in a still from Welcome to New York. Image from YouTube

Singer-turned-Union Minister Babul Supriyo had said Rahat's voice in the song must be removed and dubbed by someone else as he was not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border had escalated. Following Supriyo's suggestion, the film's director Chakri Toleti said they are yet to decide the fate of the song.

Rahat then tweeted on Tuesday.

Composer Shamir Tandon has defended the use of his voice in the film.

Rahat has been singing for Bollywood films since 2003. He has delivered many hits like 'Mann Ki Lagan', 'Jiya Dhadak Dhadak', 'Bol Na Halke Halke' and 'O Re Piya'.

Welcome to New York is slated to release this Friday on 23 February.

With inputs from IANS.

Updated Date: Feb 22, 2018 10:38 AM

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