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Amid reports of singer Atif Aslam's comeback to India, Raj Thackeray's MNS warns 'Pakistani artistes will not be tolerated here'

Updated on: 06 February,2024 07:50 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Pakistani singer Atif Aslam will be making a comeback to Bollywood music after 7 years. However, Raj Thackeray-led MNS has opposed the same

Amid reports of singer Atif Aslam's comeback to India, Raj Thackeray's MNS warns 'Pakistani artistes will not be tolerated here'

Atif Aslam

Reviving its old policy, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) led by Raj Thackeray has warned Bollywood producers against ‘laying the red carpet’ for Pakistani singer Atif Aslam on his purported “comeback” plans to croon for a Hindi film. MNS Cinema Wing President Ameya Khopkar said that those who are gearing up to bring Aslam here based on a court verdict “need to be shown their place”.

“Pakistani artistes will not be tolerated here. Never. It is unfortunate that we need to repeat ourselves, yet let me make it clear once again,” Khopkar, who had earlier objected to the release of a Pakistan film titled ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ in December 2022, said here on Monday. He also targeted popular singer Arijit Singh, who is reportedly standing in support of Aslam.

“This was and will remain the stand of MNS. Not just Bollywood. I challenge the industries of any language in India to have any Pakistani artistes in their projects. Word of caution: DO NOT make the mistake of accepting this challenge,” said Khopkar.

According to reports, Atif Aslam has been roped in for the music of the film 'Love Story of 90s'. The upcoming movie LSO90's (Love Story of 90's) is produced under the banner of Sangani Brothers Motion Pictures and is produced by the brothers Haresh Sangani and Dharmesh Sangani furthermore the movie is directed by Amit Kasaria. Adhyayan Suman will share the screen with Miss Universe Diva, Divita Rai. 

In a statement, producers and distributors Haresh Sangani and Dharmesh Sangani said, "Atif Aslam is staging a comeback after 7 to 8 years which is sheer bliss. We are very ecstatic as he has sung the very first song in our film LSO90's (Love Story of 90's). The fans of Atif Aslam will be thrilled. He is making a return in Bollywood through our film."

Aslam (40), the Pakistan-born singer, lyricist, composer and actor, has recorded many songs with top Bollywood music directors for films such as 'Baaghi 2', 'Tiger Zinda Hai', 'A Flying Jatt', 'Race 2', 'Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya', 'Kismet Konnection', 'Race', 'Zeher' and 'Kalyug', among others.

(with inputs from IANS)

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