Rahat Fateh Ali Khan kicked out of Dabanng 3

Releasing December 20 Dabangg 3, Salman Khan will be seen alongside Sonakshi Sinha and veteran actor Mahesh Mamnjarekar’s daughter Saiee Manjarekar.

#BOLLYWOOD: Veteran singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice has been an integral part of the Dabangg franchise.

The rise in popularity of his songs Tere Mast Mast Do Nain  and Tere Naina Bade Dagabaaz in the original and the sequel of Dabangg went on to become the key hit-promotions of the movie.

So, will Rahat Fateh Ali Khan be singing for Dabangg 3? He was supposed to but due to rising tensions between Pakistan and India politically, he has been given the boot.

Salman Khan in Dabangg 3
Image source: Twitter

The makers have dropped his song Naina Lade from the movie, according to a report on ANI. Salman Khan had shared the teaser of the song on Twitter. He wrote, “Yeh hai hamara romantic andaaz… suniye aur maze lijiye with ‘Naina Lade’”. Apparently, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been replaced with Javed Ali.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice has been an integral part of the Dabangg franchise. The songs that were sung by the veteran singer Tere Mast Mast Do Nain  and Tere Naina Bade Dagabaaz in the original and the sequel of Dabangg went on to become the USP of the movie.

So, will Rahat Fateh Ali Khan be singing for Dabangg 3? He was supposed to. However, he has been kicked out recently.

Salman Khan in Dabangg 3

The makers have dropped his song Naina Lade from the movie, according to a report on ANI.

Salman Khan had shared the teaser of the song on Twitter. He wrote, “Yeh hai hamara romantic andaaz… suniye aur maze lijiye with ‘Naina Lade’”. Apparently, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been replaced with Javed Ali.

“Yes we replaced Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice with Javed Ali,” write Wajid of Sajid-Wajid fame told Bollywood Hungama. “This decision was unanimous. When it comes to the country, nothing else matters. We would be willing to sacrifice even our lives to protect our country. How does sacrificing a singer matter? And we don’t even see it a sacrifice.”

Dabangg 3 Makers Drop Rahat Fateh Ali

Earlier a source had told the website, “Dabangg films’ songs have been hits and the Dabangg 3 album is no exception. One of the reasons why the ‘Naina’ songs of part 1 and 2 worked so well is because of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s melodious voice. Hence, Salman Khan got him on board for the romantic track of Dabangg 3 as well.

“The recording went well and everyone was happy with the outcome, including music director duo Sajid-Wajid. However, the tensions then increased between India and Pakistan. An unofficial decision was taken that the industry should stop working with singers from across the border. Since Rahat saab is a Pakistani, Salman and the entire team decided to drop his voice and replace it with that of another singer.”

The romantic song is a love anthem, which has soulful lyrics that are soothing to the ears. The song has been penned by Danish Sabri.

Releasing December 20 Dabangg 3, Salman Khan will be seen alongside Sonakshi Sinha and veteran actor Mahesh Mamnjarekar’s daughter Saiee Manjarekar.


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