Shah Rukh Khan once said Atif Aslam didn't have time for him, singer reveals the truth

  • Atif Aslam has opened up on singing Gerua for Shah Rukh Khan's film Dilwale. He said he had recorded the song and sent it to the actor's team but it wasn't conveyed to him.
Atif Aslam has spoken about Gerua for Shah Rukh Khan's film Dilwale.
Atif Aslam has spoken about Gerua for Shah Rukh Khan's film Dilwale.
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 04:05 PM IST
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Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has revealed that he had recorded the track Gerua for actor Shah Rukh Khan's film Dilwale. In a recent interview, he said that he had recorded the song and sent it to Shah Rukh's team but it wasn't conveyed to the actor.

The original song was sung by singers Arijit Singh and Antara Mitra. Atif Aslam also gave a message to Shah Rukh in the interview saying that he would love to sing for the actor any day.

In an interview with BBC, the host asked if it was true he had refused to sing a song for Shah Rukh Khan as he was busy. Laughing at the question, Atif responded, “No, nothing of that sort. First of all, I came across him only once in my life and he is a wonderful person. But he never said it personally. His team got in touch with us and we recorded the song and we had sent back the song. But, it's on record I'm saying, I don't know what happened. His team didn’t put us through, our song...I think I still have the recording for it. Something happened which wasn't conveyed to him. And the next thing I see Shah Rukh Khan saying 'Atif Aslam wasn't available for my song. Maybe he was too busy singing for a Chinese film'.”

In a message for Shah Rukh Khan, Atif said, "If Shah Rukh Khan watches this, I was not busy, not at all. I would never be busy for you and I'd love to sing for you any day. He should check with his team because we did the song."

In an interview in 2015 with Dunya News, Shah Rukh was quoted by DNA as saying, "We had approached Atif Aslam to sign Gerua first. He did not have time for me. Then he must be singing for Chinese films now."

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Dilwale, released in 2015, was directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Gauri Khan. It featured Shah Rukh along with Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.

Atif has sung many tracks for Bollywood since, including Tere Bin from Bas Ek Pal, Tu Jaane Na and Tera Hone Laga Hoon from Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Main Rang Sharbaton Ka from Race 2, Tere Sang Yaara from Rustom.

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