Singer-turned-Union minister, Supriyo, had said Khan's voice in the 'Ishtehar' song from Welcome To New York must be replaced with one sung by an Indian singer.
Music has no boundaries: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on Babul Supriyo's comments
Mumbai - 22 Feb 2018 9:55 IST
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is facing a backlash for singing the song titled 'Ishtehar' for Indian film Welcome To New York, says music has no boundaries.
Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo had said Khan's voice in the song must be removed and dubbed by an Indian singer as he was not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border had escalated.
Following Supriyo's suggestion, the film's director Chakri Toleti said they are yet to decide the fate of the song.
Khan then tweeted on Tuesday (20 February): "In midst of so much being said all I can say is music has no boundaries and I thank everyone for showing so much love for the songs which I am a part of."
In midst of so much being said all I can say is music has no boundaries and thank everyone for showing so much love for the songs which I am a part of...... pic.twitter.com/ZjoZstjS1c— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) February 20, 2018
The singer has been a part of Hindi films since 2003. He has delivered many hits like 'Mann Ki Lagan' from Paap (2003), 'Jiya Dhadak Dhadak' from Kalyug (2005), 'Bol Na Halke Halke' from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) and 'O Re Piya' from Aaja Nachle (2007).