Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Clarifies Incident of Confrontation with Disciple

In a recent video that surfaced on social media, renowned Pakistani playback singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, known for hit songs like ‘Bol Na Halke Halke’ and ‘Main Jahaan Rahoon,’ was captured in a heated confrontation with one of his students. The video showed Rahat Fateh Ali Khan seemingly berating and physically reprimanding the individual over an incident involving a bottle. However, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan later addressed the situation, characterizing it as a private matter between a teacher and a student.

The video, which garnered attention on X, displayed the singer using his shoe to chastise the man, identified as his disciple. The disciple pleaded innocence, claiming to have no knowledge of the issue in question.

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In a subsequent video posted on a microblogging site, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan clarified the incident, stating, “This concerns a private matter between Shagird and Ustad. He is like my kid. This is the nature of the relationship between a mentor and his follower. I show love to a disciple whenever he does something well. He faces consequences if he commits a transgression.”

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan mentioned that he had apologized to the man after the altercation. The disciple, who was subjected to the physical reprimand, explained in the video that he had misplaced a bottle containing holy water.

The singer emphasized that there was no ill intention behind his actions and described the disciple as being like his own child. He expressed his love for the disciple and attributed the video’s circulation to an attempt to defame him.

While Rahat Fateh Ali Khan offered clarification, playback singer Chinmayi Sripaada criticized the incident, sharing the video on her X account. Chinmayi condemned the behavior as ‘horrendous’ and questioned the culture of protecting individuals in authoritative positions from consequences based on their talent or profession.

The incident has sparked discussions online, with users expressing various opinions on the matter. Some criticize the perceived ego and attitude in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s response, while others commend Chinmayi for highlighting the issue.

The controversy surrounding the altercation between Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his disciple continues to draw attention in the entertainment industry. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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