Singer Abhijeet makes indecorous tweets regarding Ghulam Ali

Playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, who courted controversy earlier this year with his remarks regarding the lower court’s verdict in superstar Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case, has once again made some outrageous comments against Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali.  

Ghulam Ali was scheduled to perform at a concert in Mumbai on Friday which was called off due to threats of disruption by Shiv Sena, the political ally of the BJP in the Maharashtra government. While several Bollywood celebrities, artistes and BJP leaders called Sena’s demand illogical, the singer took the opportunity to attack the ghazal maestro in a series of tweets. Abhijeet called the renowned singer ‘Dengu Artist’, ‘shameless’, ‘paki Dalal’ and such things:

Numerous posts on Abhijeet’s Twitter handle read as follows:

“Feel ashamed, Country of @mangeshkarlata @rafi @Naushad @JagjitSinghG suffers from Hawala artists from terrorist country, antinational media”

“Nation and patriotism 1st .. Gana bajana later, #Shameless anti national Indian Media and politicians ..”

“#GhulamGigCancelled kitni baar bhagaya bt these shameless hv no self respect no work except terrorism bt we feed them along wd prostitutes.”

“So called Hindu political parties jst shout 4 mileage bt never tk action agnst these Dengu Artists from terrorist country”

“These qawwals don't come here on their marit but due to paki Dalals #prestitute and @MaheshNBhatt”

Abhijeet invited lots of criticism from twitteratis for his undignified remarks about the Pakistani singer who has sung a number of popular songs for Bollywood films like ‘Chupke Chupke Raat Din’, ‘Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat Thi’, ‘Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa’, and ‘Awargi’, and has a huge fan following in India.

Here are some of the responses Abhijeet received from social media users:

Amit Kumar @theamitk: “@abhijeetsinger being an artist u guys don't have respect about  art,jin muddo ki samajh nahi ho us par mat bolo bhai,bas gana,bajana karo”

Nawaz blt @nawaz1077: “@abhijeetsinger @ @ndtv abe ooo abhineet kaam nahi mil raha to time pass mat kar.bhai.gandi harkt se tuje kam esa bi nahi milne vala”

bawa nawab ansari @muhammedinsaf22: “@abhijeetsinger @farhankhan203 @ndtv tu gulam ali ka paav ka dhul bhi nahi tu kayeka singar relwy station py gaany wala ek ghatiya gawaiyya”

farhankhan @farhankhan203: “@abhijeetsinger @ndtv wow such a beautiful tweet r u serious shhadi qawal r u singing in any movies now days mayb cuz of ur behaviour”

Danish Khan @danishdept: “@abhijeetsinger You have got frustrated and Insane..! Because you have got no recognition or work left so just pouring dirt all around.”

Boby K Lodhi @BobyKLodhi: “@abhijeetsinger Abeejit sir... I think u got mad. You forget you ar a singer and type of comments dont suit a singer like u..”

Earlier in May this year, commenting on Salman’s hit-and-run-case, Abhijeet had said on Twitter that roads were not meant for people to sleep on it. “Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd,” he had tweeted.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and designer Wendell Rodricks have expressed their displeasure towards the ban on Ghulam Ali’s performance saying that music knows no boundaries. The performance was supposed to be a tribute to late Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh on his fourth death anniversary.

Following the cancellation of his concert in Mumbai and Pune, Ghulam Ali was invited by the Delhi government to perform in the national capital, which the singer has accepted.