Indian music company, T-series has made Atif Aslam’s version of the song, “Kinna Sona” private after facing severe backlash from citizens on social media.
The song Kinna Sona in Atif Aslam’s voice from the movie, Marjaavaan was taken down just two days after it was released.
Atif Aslam has given a number of hit songs to India including Pehli Nazar Mein, Dil Diyan Gallan, Tere Sang Yaara and many more.
But his recent song came two months after the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) issued a warning barring Indian artists from any collaboration with Pakistanis.
As soon as the song was released, #UnsubscribeTSeries and “Take down Atif Aslam songs,” started trending on Twitter in India.
As bizarre as it may sound, the activity of uploading a song was termed as an “anti-national activity by T-series.”
The threats against T-Series didn’t come as a shock considering the Indian alt-right’s previous practices against its own artists in the country.
The Indian right-wing’s wrath against their music company didn’t seem to settle down even after the song was taken down.
Despite the hate campaign, Atif Aslam continues to enjoy a huge fan following in India and his Indian fans want his song to return online.
While the political differences between the two neighbouring countries are always heated, many believe that hate should not be extended to the entertainment industry.
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