Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat takes dig on Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt is expanding her interest to multiple domains. Apart from acting full time, Alia opened her her YouTube channel, made her debut as a playback singer with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and now has a full fledged music video to her credits.
Prada composed by ‘Lamberghini’ fame The Doorbeen produced under Jackky Bhagnani’s music label JJust music and sung by Alia Bhatt and is already a chartbuster with its foot-tapping music and the 'Raazi' actress killer moves.
The peppy number was lauded by many and even her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, filmmaker Karan Johar, and rapper Badshah reacted to the song and were gushing with praises and happiness.
However, the song has not gone done well on Pakistan and an actress Mehwish Hayat has accused the songmakers and Alia of stealing Pakistani songs. She also called out Bollywood for its alleged 'hypocrisy'. Her comment came after some Twitter users pointed out similarities with Pakistani song Gore Rang Ka Zamana from 'Vital Signs' album.
Hayat accusing Bollywood of plagiarism wrote, "I find this strange. On the one hand, Bollywood vilifies Pakistan at every opportunity they get. On the other, they continue to steal our songs. Copyright violation and royalty payments obviously mean nothing to them," she tweeted."Now can we wake up, smell the coffee and see Bollywood's agenda for what it is? Shah Rukh Khan, be patriotic, nobody is stopping you - just don't do it at the expense of vilifying us," Hayat tweeted. Hayat had maintained her stance in an article written for CNN earlier. "Indian PM Modi has arguably co-opted and weaponised the country's film industry. It's difficult, often impossible, for Pakistani actors to find work in India," she wrote.
I find this strange. On the one hand Bollywood vilifies Pakistan at every opportunity they get. On the other, they continue to steal our songs without so much as an acknowledgment. “Copyright violation” and “royalty payments” obviously mean nothing.https://t.co/2x48WIGjf3— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) August 24, 2019
"Pakistan is a Muslim majority nation and Islamophobia is a top-down industry in India: at the top, hyper-nationalist films, songs and slogans teach the masses to hate. At the grassroots, Muslims have been killed for so-called crimes like eating beef," Hayat said.
This just vindicates what I have been saying for so long. Another week & yet another anti-Pakistan project. Now can we wake up, smell the coffee & see Bollywood’s agenda for what it is?@iamsrk Be patriotic, nobody is stopping you - just don’t do it at the expense of vilifying us. https://t.co/iCElRpJAa1— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) August 23, 2019