Arijit Singh, the talented playback singer known for soul-stirring songs like Tum Hi Ho and Kesariya, once had a fallout with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. We delve into the details of this incident and its repercussions on Arijit’s career.
A Low Profile Singer Meets Bollywood’s Bhaijaan: Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh, who turned 36 on April 25, is a versatile singer who can effortlessly switch between soulful and peppy numbers. Despite his fame, Arijit prefers to maintain a low profile and stay away from the media glare. However, not many are aware of his enmity with Salman Khan, which caused him to miss out on some fantastic opportunities to work with the Bollywood icon.
The Incident that Sowed the Seeds of Enmity:
The fallout between Arijit and Salman began during an awards function in 2014, where a light-hearted exchange turned into an ego clash. Arijit, who was busy editing a song, attended the event in casual attire and chappals. His appearance caught the attention of Salman, who jokingly questioned his status as a winner. Arijit’s response, “Aap logon ne sula diya (You all put me to sleep)”, didn’t sit well with Salman, and the rift between them began.
Arijit’s Apologies and the Aftermath: Arijit
Realizing his mistake, Arijit apologized to Salman as soon as he reached Kolkata. However, the damage was done, and Salman’s dislike for Arijit became evident when the Meet Brothers removed a song recorded with Arijit from the film Kick, and Pritam chose not to use Arijit’s voice for Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Despite multiple apologies and attempts to make amends, Salman remained unforgiving.
A Heartfelt Letter and Its Removal:
In a final attempt to mend their relationship, Arijit penned a heartfelt letter to Salman, which he posted on Facebook. In the letter, Arijit expressed his regret and insisted that he never meant to insult Salman. He also mentioned his numerous attempts to apologize, both in person and through text messages. Unfortunately, the letter was later removed by Arijit, who faced mixed reactions from Salman’s fans.
Arijit’s Career Continues to Soar:
Despite this setback, Arijit’s career has continued to thrive, with the singer delivering hit songs like Tera Yaar Hoon Main and Jhoome Jo Pathaan. As one of the most bankable singers in the industry, Arijit’s popularity remains at an all-time high. However, since the 2016 incident, there has been no progress in resolving the situation between Arijit and Salman Khan.
The public apology and subsequent removal of Arijit’s heartfelt letter to Salman Khan shed light on the complexities of the entertainment industry and the impact personal disagreements can have on professional relationships. While Arijit Singh has continued to make a name for himself and deliver chart-topping hits, the unresolved conflict with Salman Khan remains a notable chapter in his career. As fans of both artists, we can only hope that the passage of time will heal the rift between them and eventually lead to a resolution.