After the Coke Studio remake of Ahmed Rushidi’s Ko Ko Korina, a storm of debates, dislikes and backlash took over the internet. Especially Twitter, which became a nest for trolls who threw backlashes at actor Ahad Raza Mir and singer Momina Mustehsan who collaborated in the song. However, amidst all the criticism from famous celebrities, ministers, and the overall audience, there is one person who supports the song wholeheartedly.
Just after the song first released, fans and listeners became expressed how they were disappointed at the remake. Many were even angry and stated how Coke Studio ruined the original song that was loved by everyone.
Regardless, Sajal Aly was among the first to actually support the song and singers. But after her close friend started getting hate, Sajal Aly decided to come to the rescue of Ahad Raza Mir. She took to her Instagram and Twitter to question the unnecessary hate.
“Itni nafrat lay kar kahan jaogay? Qabar mai? #Stopthehate,” she initially wrote on her Instagram.
Later, the actress even posted a long rant about the backlash and explained to her fans and spectators that there are far more bigger issues to debate about than a song. She also talked about how artists should not be ridiculed for their hard work.
“3 days and counting and it’s all about Ko Ko Korina! Love it or hate it, your call but you don’t have to go town insulting someone’s effort. It’s only a song – sing along or change the channel. We as a country have far more important issues to debate. #stopthehate,” she said.
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Sajal’s post is the latest one from the list of people who spoke against or sided with the backlash. Earlier, Momina Mustehsan defended the song when Minister of Human Rights, Shireen Mazari called the song ‘horrendous.’
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