Atif Aslam trolled for singing Indian song at Pakistan Independence Day event, responds to haters

Pakistani vocalist Atif Aslam has been trolled on social media and also criticised by the country’s mainstream media, for singing an Indian song at a Pakistan Independence Day function in New York earlier this month.

Recently, Atif was invited to perform at the Pakistan Independence Day Parade at Madison Square Garden, New York. He belted out his popular numbers, and at one point, sang Tera Hone Laga Hoon from Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani. This prompted many of his fans back home to question his patriotism and also hit out at him.

The singer replied in a long Instagram post, saying that hopefully things will change in a new Pakistan, hinting at Imran Khan’s ascension to the country’s Prime Minister. “#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.”