Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has supported the ban of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali from performing in Mumbai. In a series of shocking tweets, Abhijeet has said the ‘nation and patriotism’ took priority over music and branded the ghazal maestro as a ‘dengue artist’.
This is what Abhijeet tweeted:
So called Hindu political parties jst shout 4 mileage bt never tk action agnst these Dengu Artists from terrorist country— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) October 8, 2015
#GhulamGigCancelled kitni baar bhagaya bt these shameless hv no self respect no work except terrorism bt we feed them along wd prestitutes— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) October 8, 2015
The singer’s remarks have not only sent shockwaves but was fully backed and welcomed by Shiv Sena.
However, many Indian artists like actor Shabana Azmi, designer Wendell Rodricks and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt have expressed their displeasure towards the maestro’s ban saying that music knows no boundaries.