Salman Khan surrenders before extremist Hindus pressure, gives a snub to Pakistani singer song

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Salman Khan surrenders before extremist Hindus pressure, gives a snub to Pakistani singer song

NEW DELHI - Salman Khan surrenders before extremist Hindus pressure, gives a snub to Pakistani singer song.

Salman Khan's *Dabangg 3* has dropped the song of the Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan over pressure from the Hindu extremist. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan recorded a track for the movie but "the tensions then increased between India and Pakistan has forced the movie makers to drop the song.

An unofficial decision was taken that the industry should stop working with singers from across the border. Since Rahat sahab is a Pakistani, Salman and the entire team decided to drop his voice and replace it with that of another singer."

Images got in touch with RFAK's producer and global promoter Salman Ahmed who explained that, "Basically two songs were recorded for *Dabangg*. Everyone wanted the songs and they're really good."

"This song ‘Naina’ is lovely and everyone misses the fact that Rahat sahab's version couldn't go on... But at the end of the day of course he has to see the interests of his country, so I don’t think the artist has choices there given the circumstances."

The Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has given a directive that, "no Indian artist/singer/dancer/anchor/performer and last but not least, promoter would work with [Pakistani] nationals and [Pakistani] artists in view of the current alarming situation between the two countries."

FWICE has previously sent notices to Indian artists link and promoters for participating or organising events that feature Pakistani artists or nationals, including a RFAK concert link, Images Dawn has reported.