The makers of upcoming film, ’Welcome to New York’, to re-record a song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with an Indian singer when Former Bollywood singer and union minister Babul Supriyo had demanded that there should be a blanket ban on Pakistani artists in Bollywood.
Since then, speculation has been rife that Rahat’s voice might have been used to replace Arijit’s voice in a song from the film.
But recent rumours claimed Salman Khan got Arijit Singh’s voice removed from a song featuring in upcoming film ‘Welcome To New York’.
This was the second time such a rumour has done the rounds.
In the film ‘Welcome to New York’ Salman Khan features cameo in a special song.
Salman was rumoured to have replaced Arijit’s voice with Rahat’s voice in Jag Ghoomeya from Sultan.
Salman, however, had refuted such rumours adding that it was the producers’ decision.
The film producer Vashu Bhagnani says “I saw all this on TV and online and was so confused as to what was happening. Arijit Singh never sang for Welcome to New York in any capacity and this can be checked. He never sang a scratch either.”
“Shamir Tandon, the composer of the song and I were interested in a certain texture of voice and Rahat suited it perfectly. So we asked him. If Arijit didn’t sing, how can anyone remove his voice?,” producer added.
The film, starring an ensemble cast of Karan Johar, Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Boman Irani, Rana Daggubati.–CINEWS