Ali Zafar reacts on Javed Akhtar’s statement: Such insensitive and uncalled for remarks can deeply hurt the sentiments of so many people – Times of India

Pakistani singer and actor Ali Zafar has reacted to veteran poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar‘s statement on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack while calling out Pakistani terrorism at the Faiz Festival in Lahore last week.
A couple of days ago, Ali had expressed his happiness of crooning the iconic song Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga from the film 1942: A Love Story, in front of Javed Akhtar, who has penned the lyrics of the song.
“The universe brings the opportunity to sing one of my favourite love songs written by the legendary @jaduakhtar sahab in front of him for the love of my life @ayeshafazli,” Ali had written while the video on Instagram.

The singer was heavily criticised by his Pakistani followers by calling Ali’s performance a disappointing act. The online trolling got to Ali and he went on to clarify that he was not present at the event. While doing so, the singer also addressed Javed’s comment.

“Guys, I love you all and truly value your praise and criticism equally. But I always request one thing-verify facts before reaching any conclusion or judgment. I was not present at the Faiz Mela nor aware of what was said until the next day when I saw it on social media,” read his post.

“I am a proud Pakistani and naturally no Pakistani would appreciate any statement against its country or people specially at an event meant to bring hearts closer than further. We all know how much Pakistan has suffered and continues to suffer at the hands of terrorism and such insensitive and uncalled for remarks can deeply hurt the sentiments of so many people,” he added.

In his earlier tweet, Ali had written, “It was an honour to host him. I have always believed art & music transcends boundaries and is the best way to bring people together. Love is the ONLY way to peace. Thank you @Javedakhtarjadu sahab for gracing us with your presence. Thank you Faiz sahab for keeping us connected.”

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