Singer Arijit Singh has been in the news for the last few days for posting a public apology to Salman Khan on Facebook, and then deleting it within an hour. The singer, who seems to be going through mental and emotional turmoil, made the move after his song was dropped from the much-awaited Salman Khan-starrer, Sultan.
Reports say Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sang the track “Jag Ghumiya” for the film, replacing Arijit Singh. The news broke after it was revealed that the lead actor, Salman Khan was in no mood to accept the apology from Arijit.
It all started back in 2013, when Arijit committed an error at a gala music programme which happened to be his first award function, says Arijit.
“This was my first award function. I was working for Pritam-da and I had a flight to catch. So I went in my casual chappals and clothes to the function. I didn’t realise a lot of people would feel I was insulting the function,” says Arijit. Also he had fallen asleep during the show while Salman was announcing his name.
Considering the incident to be the reason of Salman’s disgruntlement, Arijit posted a heartfelt letter on his Facebook profile, pleading Salman to retain the song sung by him in Sultan. The singer also apologised to the superstar, enumerating the times he tried to personally apologise to the star, but to no avail.
“When I recorded a song for the Meet Brothers in Kick, they called me saying Bhai doesn’t want to keep the song. I realised he was still angry and started apologising again, and asking to meet him to apologise personally,” said Arijit in a recent interview with India Times.
The music composer of Sultan, Vishal Dadlani preferred to remain silent on the entire Salman-Arijit controversy. During an event for his other film Te3n, he refused to speak on Sultan. Arijit added that he was excited after recording the song. But right after that he got an sms saying that the song can not be kept in the movie.
Sultan, which also stars Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh, is a sports biopic based on the life of wrestler Sultan Ali Khan, and is slated for an Eid release.
When Arijit posted the letter on such a public platform as Facebook, there were concerns about whether this was a wise decision or not. Within an hour Arijit removed the letter and posted: “I hope he gets my letter through someway. Ps. This whole thing will backfire at me I know. Prayers.”