Bollywood celebrities have always praised Pakistani musicians and openly talked about it without any hesitation at all. Recently, one of India’s famous bands’ Euphoria’s front man Palash Sen has come forward and praised Pakistani superstar Atif Aslam.
Palash believed that Atif Aslam ‘made the maximum impact on Bollywood’s music and most singers over the last 15 years.’
He took to social media and shared his old image with him. He wrote some great words for him and shook the internet.
Palash Sen praising Atif Aslam
Sharing a picture of himself with the celebrated Pakistani star from over 10 years ago, the Maeri singer penned, “According to me, the one singer-musician who has made the maximum impact on Bollywood’s music and most singers over the last 15 years, is this man. The awesome Atif Aslam. I say this with a lot of humility.”
Sen went on to add, “He has style, panache and that nasal twang that most singers in Bollywood tried to imitate. And his music is still copied by some leading music directors… the Minor chord kings!” The crooner concluded the note with, “This pic is 10 years old when both of us collaborated for our concert in Abu Dhabi. And both Indians and Pakistanis sang along and danced together. Music unites!”
It’s not the first time that any Indian singer lauded their voice for Pakistani singers and praised them. Arijit Singh in his live concert takes stand for Pakistani artists and pays tribute to Atif Aslam as well.
Addressing the hate
Soon after his post went viral and fans were calling him out for praising Atif Aslam. He then addressed the hate. While talking to the Hindustan Times, the Euphoria frontman clarified, “Usually, I don’t get trolled because I’ve always been below the radar.
I am a small player in the larger scheme of things, especially because I don’t belong to Bollywood. I am a self-funded independent artiste, not backed by anyone, but the people of India. I don’t think people really understood the essence of my post, because it had layers. I was hinting at many more things than endorsing Atif.”
He added, “My question was very basic: Do we really lack talent that there was so much influence from one musician on Bollywood? I think Atif did make a big impact, hence Bollywood forgot our own talent and everyone started following his way of singing/ making music.”
Sen also said that Indians should also be given opportunities in other countries. “We, as Indians, give so many opportunities to everybody, but I don’t think we get the same reciprocation from other countries. I don’t mind getting trolled if the people eventually do understand my purpose and start asking the bigger questions,” he said.
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