Arijit Singh made headlines when he rendered a public apology to Salman Khan, requesting him to retain his version of “Jag Ghoomeya” in “Sultan.” Eventually, Rahat Fateh Ali crooned for the superstar.
It appears, the singer has lost another song and this time to Pakistani pop artist Atif Aslam. According to a Mid-Day report, “A Flying Jatt” composers Sachin-Jigar had roped in Arijit for a background song, but the makers thought his voice didn’t quite go with the track and decided to replace him with Atif.
“The makers liked Atif’s version and have given a thumbs-up to them. The singer has been paid close to Rs 35 lakh for the song, which will be unveiled a fortnight later. He has also sung a promotional track in the film; that will be out tomorrow,” an insider told the leading daily.
The music director-duo, however, dismissed the news as a “hoax” adding that Arijit hasn’t sung any songs for the film. “He is a distinguished singer and we have done quite a few songs together for other films that shall be released soon,” they added.
Directed by Remo D’Souza, “A Flying Jatt” stars Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead and is arriving in theatres on Aug. 25. In this superhero film, the caped crusader is shown to be warming up to his powers, which means he is clumsy, goofy and fun.
“He was very unsure about his super powers, he didn’t know how to use them, he is scared of heights, speed, especially he is scared of his mom, but he has to listen to her,” the young actor told the Times of India when asked to elaborate on his character from the film.
In other news, the title track from the film has done a decent job on YouTube with over 2 million hits in less than week.