Enraged over a dialogue about his father and iconic singer Mohammad Rafi in Karan Johar’s latest Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shahid Rafi has demanded a public apology from the filmmaker and has asked him to delete the sequence.
In the recently released romantic-drama, Ranbir Kapoor’s character, tells Anushka Sharma, that many people have said his voice is like Rafi, to which, Sharma says, “Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam, rote zyada the na?” Shahid says, “Karan Johar is a great filmmaker, I don’t know how he used this line. He should have thought about it as he is the director. I did not expect this from Karan. I am ashamed of him, he is supposed to be a good director.”
“I saw the clipping. I haven’t seen the film, so let me see the film first then I will think what to do. But a public apology (from Johar) is appreciated, and also removal of the scene. Although the damage is done. Let’s see what he (Karan) can do from his side,” he added. Shahid says he got to know about the dialogue through Rafi fans and was deeply saddened by it.
Shahid has also lashed out at Ae Dil Hai Mushkil dialogue writer Niranjan Iyengar.
Shahid said he is yet to talk to Johar regarding the issue.
The legendary singer, who died in 1980, also sang for the first Dharma Productions film, Dostana which was directed by Yash Johar.