Recently, there were rumours that Salman Khan, who is producing Notebook, has got Atif Aslam replaced from a song after the Pulwama attack and outrage against Pakistani artistes that followed. Now, director Nitin Kakkar has confirmed the same at the trailer preview of Notebook, revealingthat the song will be re-recorded with another singer.
The decision was made after All India Cine Workers Association announced a blanket ban on Pakistani artistes. While talking about the same, Nitin said, “We have got a new voice. There’s only one song of Atif in the film and we will have to re-do it. We all are Indians and it is unfortunate whatever has happened. But the show must go on as they say”.
The filmmaker also said that they delayed the release of Notebook’s trailer preview because of the Pulwama terror attack. Previously, the trailer was supposed to air on February 17. The director said, “Nation is always our priority, country comes first and then other things. Unfortunately, that incident happened and we had to do our bit. We felt it is not the right time to release the trailer. So we held it back.” Recently, the makers also revealed that they won’t be releasing the film in Pakistan.
Notebook is a romantic drama film, which is slated to hit screens on March 29. The movie will see the launch of two newcomers – Pranutan (Mohnish Bahl’s daughter) and Zaheer Iqbal. The trailer of the film will be out today.