After the Pulwama attack, a blanket ban was imposed on Pakistani artistes by the All India Cine Workers Association. The repercussions were such that Salman Khan who had signed Pakistani singer Atif Aslam to sing for his upcoming production Notebook starring debutants Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal had to be replaced according to reports. The decision to replace Atif was taken in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF jawans were killed and several injured by a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber.
Now, the latest buzz is that Salman himself will replace Atif to sing the song. According to a report published in a leading tabloid, the team felt that no one could do justice to the soft romantic track and Salman’s name came up during a discussion on probable singers. The team thought that Salman would be a perfect fit as he has previously sung Main Hoon Hero from the film Hero.
[caption id="attachment_215625" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Salman Khan and Atif Aslam[/caption]
A source told the tabloid, “Many singers were considered, but the makers were not fully convinced whether they would be able to do justice to Main Taare, which is a soft romantic number. During the brainstorming session, Salman's name cropped up as he has previously crooned Main Hoon Hero, another romantic song that had earned much love from listeners. The team thought he would be a good fit.”
[caption id="attachment_218325" align="aligncenter" width="853"] Pranutan, Salman and Zaheer photographed at the trailer launch of Notebook in Mumbai[/caption]
Apparently, Salman took a lot of convincing to get behind the mic for the song but eventually, the superstar conceded. He will reportedly record the song before he heads to Dubai for his Dabangg tour later this month. Notebook is directed by Nitin Kakkar and is slated to release on March 29.