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'Welcome to New York' song courts controversy.

Summary: Babul Supriyo wants Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice to be replace by an Indian's

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Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo says Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice in a song that features in Bollywood film Welcome To New York , must be removed and dubbed by someone else.

Actor Salman Khan reportedly got Arijit Singh's voice replaced in Tiger Zinda Hai , and is said to have done it again for Welcome To New York .

"If that's true, I would request the makers of the film to remove Rahat's voice and get someone else to dub it. I am also not sure why Atif Aslam got to sing Dil Diya Gallan when for sure our very own Arijit could have done a much better job," Supriyo said.

Supriyo's comments come at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border have escalated.

He, however, clarified that India has no problems with either Aslam or Khan.

"Atif as an artist sounds great in Dil Diya Gallan and Rahat is a great singer too. But it's important to clarify that our problem is not with the artists... It's not a political stand but probably the families who have lost their sons, brothers, fathers would feel a lot better should the entire country show solidarity in any manner possible," he added.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Feb 18, 2018
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