After extreme backlash following a covert video of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan bodily abusing somebody he later claimed was his scholar, and a failed apology video that has since been deleted from his Instagram, the qawwal has come forth with one other “apology” video.
The singer is alone within the video, which was posted to the account of radio station proprietor Rehan Siddiq, in distinction to the now deleted ‘apology’ movies the place he was accompanied by the sufferer and his father.
Within the “special message”, the ‘Afreen Afreen’ singer first sought forgiveness from God, who “made everyone equal”.
“Being a human, I should not have behaved this way with another person, especially as an artist,” he mentioned.
He then apologised to his household who “have been involved in the qawwali business for 600 years” and gave messages of “love, peace and brotherhood” by way of their artwork. Khan additionally apologised to his “family friends” and “especially” his followers who had been damage due to his behaviour.
Vowing to not repeat his actions, he alleged that the viral video was 9 months previous and that his previous administration firm — PME Leisure — which he just lately left, had been making these movies with out his “permission” for “who knows how long”.
Khan claimed the corporate had “planned other” movies and started releasing them after his press convention asserting that he could be parting methods with them.
“If they were such advocates of humanity, why didn’t they release the video earlier?” he questioned. He alleged that there have been extra movies that the corporate would launch in an effort to “defame” him, and that some had been “planted” whereas others had been “fabricated”. Khan, nevertheless, hoped that their “efforts would be unsuccessful” and his singing profession would proceed.
The singer continued that he took the expertise “positively” as a result of he bought to be taught from it, and added that he “respected” those that boycotted him as a result of they wished to “advise” him. He additional mentioned that these critiquing his actions “loved” him and didn’t need to see “their artist” behaving negatively.
He concluded the video by apologising to his fellow artists and music administrators. He didn’t, nevertheless, apologise to his sufferer, Naveed Hasnain, the scholar whom he bodily lashed out at for misplacing a ‘bottle’.
Khan additionally appeared on Adeel Asif’s podcast the place he purported that individuals had been making enjoyable of the ‘bottle’, nevertheless, it was “true” that his pir (non secular information) had blessed the water and it was in Hasnain’s possession.
“Persons are not understanding the depth [of the situation]. It’s a non secular matter between me and my pir and it was a really large factor for me,” he mentioned.
The podcast additionally included gems from the host similar to him saying it will be an “honour” to be hit by Khan, and that individuals mustn’t intrude in artists’ private lives and allow them to hone their crafts.
Let’s be actual — bodily violence, no matter who it’s coming from, is NEVER one thing to look as much as and glorify. Nobody deserves to be humiliated the best way Hasnain was; there’s a correct technique to deal with such a state of affairs and even extreme penalties for somebody’s actions mustn’t embody beating somebody up. Secondly, anybody who infringes on another person’s bodily autonomy, particularly so violently, ought to face some repercussions, no matter who they’re.
The host mustn’t have positioned Khan on a pedestal given the controversy surrounding him, nor ought to he have been so informal along with his feedback.
Previous to his current apology video, a sequence of movies had been posted after which deleted from Khan’s official Instagram web page through which he claimed the bottle contained blessed water.
Addressing the video, Khan mentioned it was a personal difficulty between a instructor and a scholar. Figuring out the scholar and his father, he mentioned, “The relationship between a teacher and student is such that when he does well, we give him that much love and when he does wrong, we punish him”.
Hasnain mentioned the bottle contained water blessed by a non secular chief and that he had forgotten the place he put it on the time. “God only knows how much love he [Khan] shows us,” he mentioned, calling the video an try and blackmail and defame his instructor.
He denied that the incident was an incident of abuse. Khan claimed that he requested for Hasnain’s forgiveness then and there after beating him up.
As soon as once more, he didn’t as soon as publicly apologise to Hasnain however has launched a number of irrelevant, half-hearted movies.