Rockstar Ali Azmat opened up about Pakistan Super League 5’s opening ceremony and the official anthem Tayyar Hain of the league.
The opening ceremony took place in Karachi’s National Stadium on Thursday where the singer along with Asim Azhar and Haroon took to stage towards the end to entertain the audience.
Speaking on Waseem Badami’s show, Har Lamha Purjosh, when asked went wrong at the opening ceremony, which received a lot of flak on social media, Ali Azmat responded by saying that nobody seems to know that.
Many artists were upset and disappointed with how things panned out as only 60 seconds of the three and a half minute long anthem was played at the stadium, he added.
The Junoon band’s lead vocalist said that Asim and Haroon’s part of the official song was not played and they weren’t even informed that a shorter version will be played.
On the controversy surrounding the theme song, Ali Azmat said that some rival artists have employed bloggers to make a fuss. He agreed that the hate was not organic but engineered. He didn’t name anyone though.
But his experience of shooting Tayyar Hain was quite enjoyable.
“Asim has sung the [official] song very well. He just came under pressure because he has not been exposed to this hate on social media before,” he said about the young singer issuing an apology for not meeting fans’ expectations.
Later, Ali Zafar, who has sung previous anthems of PSL, took to Twitter to take a jibe without naming anyone.
In a rather sarcastic video, the singer said he is to be blamed if anything goes wrong in anyone’s life as PSL 2017’s anthem Phir Seeti Baje Gi, interrupted him twice during the video.