Ayushmann Khurrana, a Bollywood actor, stirred controversy on social media when a video of him singing Pakistan’s famous song ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ surfaced online. The viral clip shows Ayushmann humming the tune during a performance.
The instance occurred after Ayushmann, alongside other notable Bollywood figures, attended the opening ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The star-studded event featured actors such as Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Ayushmann Khurrana.
The Indians were for sure not happy with the viral clip as they took to Twitter to bash the actor for his poor conscience. However, there is more to the story.
The reason why I don't trust most of these Bollywoodiyas. They can even sell their mothers for money… pic.twitter.com/pCqIgJt7r1
— Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) January 24, 2024
The Truth Behind The Viral Video
Indian media reports indicate that investigations into the viral video’s origin reveal it to be nearly seven years old. The report states that Ayushmann Khurrana, along with his brother Aparshakti Khurana and Pakistani singer Ali Zafar, took part in the MTV India Unplugged concert at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium on October 27, 2017.
During the event, Ayushmann paid tribute to various Indian states and regions before singing renditions of both ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ and ‘Chak De India’, accompanied by his brother Aparshakti Khurana and Ali Zafar. Despite its dated nature, the video’s resurfacing on social media platforms has sparked controversy and garnered significant attention following the Ram Temple ceremony.
The video’s resurgence on social media platforms, despite its age, has ignited controversy and garnered substantial attention following the Ram Temple ceremony.
Take a look at Twitter’s backlash over the clip.
Safe to say most from Bollywood are hypocrites and will do anything for money!
— Lee Kuan Yew Commentary! (@LKYMM23) January 24, 2024
— Amit Thakur 🇮🇳 (@Amit_Thakur_BJP) January 24, 2024
As fans, we look up to celebrities for inspiration. Ayushmann Khurrana's choice to sing "Dil Dil Pakistan" during a sensitive time raises questions.
Why he was invited for Ram Lalla Ceremony when there are many others who werenot invited.
— Rahul Saini (@RahulSa33588809) January 24, 2024
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