In yet another massive blow to Pakistani artistes working in India, Salman Khan has reportedly axed Atif Aslam's song from his upcoming film, Notebook. All the Indian contracts of actor Ali Zafar who openly supported Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan through a tweet, are also being revoked, according to sources.
What a speech! @ImranKhanPTI— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 19, 2019
This short yet simple tweet caused an uproar among Indian fans who argued that Ali Zafar should have condemned terrorism first. Though Zafar posted several tweets urging for peace his fans have complained that he hasn't spoken a word about terrorism yet.
Salman Khan has reportedly decided to remove Atif Aslam's song from Notebook after All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) announced a blanket ban on Pakistani artists and actors in the wake of the deadly Pulwama attacks. Starring debutantes Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal, Notebook is being produced under the banner of Salman Khan Films.
Deccan Chronicle has reported that along with Notebook, the songs by Pakistani singers for Salman's upcoming movie Bharat could also be replaced. Reportedly, Salman's fans have threatened to boycott the film if Pakistani artistes are not removed from the film.