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News |  04 Apr 2016 13:34 |  By RnMTeam

Sohaib Ilyasi gets threats from Hindu Sena for getting Ghulam Ali to release 'Ghar Wapsi' music

NEW DELHI: A complaint has been filed with the Delhi police following fresh telephonic threats to ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali for performing at a function in Delhi where he is expected to release the music of the film ‘Ghar Wapsi’ in which he has rendered a song.

The complaint was filed on behalf of noted television and feature filmmaker Sohaib Ilyasi who has directed the film.

Ilyasi told radioandmusic.com that he had been assured of full protection to the ghazal maestro both by the Delhi Police and earlier by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Ilyasi said that the programme will be held as scheduled on Tuesday irrespective of the threats.

The latest threat came in the form of a phone call to Ilyasi from one Vishnu Gupta who described himself as the National President of Hindu Sena.

Earlier, Ali had not been allowed to perform in Mumbai and the concert in the western metropolis was called off due to Shiv Sena's threats which caused Sohaib Ilyasi shift the location from Mumbai to Delhi.

Ghulam Ali has composed and lent his voice to a patriotic song in the film and is even making his acting debut with the project.

The 75-year-old singer, who made an entry into Indian cinema with his popular song 'Chupke chupke raat din' for B R Chopra's 'Nikaah', had expressed his anguish and disappointment over the issue. But he has always maintained that music has no boundaries, and his love for Indian music lovers remains the same even after the controversy.

'Ghar Wapsi' is about a family that is faced with multifarious issues and the dilemma of a cultural identity. It is about a family that is unable to cope with the cultural dichotomy during their homecoming.

The film is set for release this summer and stars Farida Jalal, Zarina Wahab, Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Deepak Tijori, Srishti Goutam and Harsh Nagar.