MUMBAI: Reacting to singer Arijit Singh’s public apology, Bollywood star Salman Khan refused to recognize the singer’s existence asking the reporters, “Who is that”.
According to India Times, Arijit had posted an apology to Salman via Facebook, pleading him to retain a version of the particular song which he had sung in Sultan. Though he soon deleted the post, it had already created enough stir on the internet. He even tried to reach out to Salman at his residence, but in vein.
Arijit’s version was replaced by that of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. When Salman was asked about the Arijit Singh controversy, the superstar smirked, “Who is that?”
When reporters repeated the question, Salman once again feigned ignorance before finally replying, “Acha that singer.”
Commenting on the episode, Salman said, “In every movie, there are a lot of singers who get replaced. People come and sing and it’s the director and producer who make the choice of who is going to be the best voice for the film. One voice was mine as well but that was also rejected. There is no need to get so upset and so hurt. This is life.”
Taking a subtle dig at Arijit’s public apology through a Facebook post, Salman said, “There should be a day when one person should say I don’t want to sing for him and then other one should say, ‘arre please gaa de mere liye. I am sorry.’ And then smart ones don’t turn out bright. When such smart comments and posts happen, you get to know with what intention they are writing it. So it is all good.”