Amidst ban on Pakistani artistes’, Atif Aslam returns with Ileana D’Cruz for his romantic single

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The teaser of Atif Aslam‘s new song is here. Titled Pehli Dafa, the song has beautiful cinematography and features Ileana D’Cruz and Atif Aslam. The teaser lasts only for eighteen seconds but is enough to make us restless for the whole video which is all set to release on January 6, 2017.
We were a little surprised when we saw this teaser because there was a ban imposed on Pakistani artistes from working in everything Indian since last year’s cowardly Uri attacks. Following the attacks, many self proclaimed nationalists issued an open threat to Karan Johar and an informal diktat to Bollywood filmmakers.

Last year, Pakistani artistes were banned from Indian films. In fact, Karan Johar was even asked to re-shoot scenes in hi film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that featured Fawad Khan. Not just that, they went on to threaten the release of the said film and others like Dear Zindagi and Raees, all of which featured Pakistani talent. Later Karan Johar had to release a public apology and had to succumb to their terms and conditions to get his film a smooth release. Fawad Khan’s role in ADHM too was brutally chopped.

Check out the teaser below:

 

The Pakistani artistes issue resurfaced again with Mahira Khan’s presence in Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees. Shah Rukh Khan had to give in to the demands of MNS and had to assure that she won’t be promoting the film. Now I wonder what these self proclaimed nationalists are gonna do considering Atif Aslam is one of the most famous artistes of Pakistan in India. Or they are just gonna ignore his presence as it’s just a song and won’t get them as much publicity as a film of Shah Rukh Khan would. It’s all about publicity right?

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