Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Replaced by Javed Ali for Dabangg 3 Song

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Replaced by Javed Ali for Dabangg 3 Song

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who sang some of Dabangg’s most melodious numbers won’t be heard in the next sequel
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Replaced by Javed Ali for Dabangg 3 Song
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

One of  the USPs of  the  Dabangg franchise is the song  Tere mast mast do nain  and its  follow-up  Tere naina bade dagaabaz  in  the sequel, both sung by the  much-respected Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. But now with relations between  India and  Pakistan deteriorating rapidly and seeping down to cultural exchanges as  well,  the Dabangg producers Salman Khan and Arbaaz  Khan and  the song’s composers Sajid-Wajid have  no choice but to replace  the  original Pakistani voice.

Speaking  exclusively to this writer  Wajid(one-half of the  composers Sajid-Wajid) reveals, “Yes we replaced  Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice with Javed Ali.”  Javed who has sung some big chartbusters  i  like Kajra re(Bunty Aur Babli),  Nagada(Jab We Met) and  Ghalat baat hai(Main Tera Hero) was seen as a natural replacement for  the formidable original. Says  composer Wajid, “This decision was  unanimous.”

Wajid wants to make  it clear that  this move to remove  Rahat Ali Khan is not to be taken personally. “We have the  highest regard  for him. He is an enormously talented singer. Many of his fans regard his  song in Dabangg and Dabangg 2 to be the  best  he has sung in India. And we’re proud of those songs. Lekin ab kya Karen? Halaat hi kuch aise gaye ho donon  mulk ke beech. e respect  individual talent from  every part of  the world. Bollywood welcomes talent from all over  the  world. In fact we are  often  hospitable at  the  cost of our own talent. But  now  things have changed.”

Wajid  says Javed Ali has done  full justice  to the song in Dabangg 3.  “Javed is  a great voice. We have the some of the greatest talent here.”
The song Tere Mast Mast Do Nain… was one of the biggest hits of the year Dabangg released and it is also one of the favourite concert numbers for Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

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