New Delhi: Shiv Sena threatens to disrupt music launch of Ghulam Ali

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NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – The music launch of Pakistani folk maestro Ghulam Ali is facing fresh hurdles, with the Hindu extremist party Shiv Sena threatening to disrupt the event, reported on Monday.

The function has been scheduled in New Delhi today.

Movie’s director Suhaib Ilyasi has lodged a complaint following a ‘threat’ call from Vishnu Gupta, the chief of Shiv Sena.

“I have met DCP, New Delhi, today to talk about the threat regarding disruption of the music launch of my film ‘Ghar Wapasi’ tomorrow. The film stars Ghulam Ali sahab and the Hindu Sena president is saying that they will not let the event to happen,” Ilyasi said.

The 75-year-old singer has always maintained that threats and cancellation of his concerts in no way have affected his love for his Indian fans.

The music release had to be suspended in January following Shiv Sena’s opposition in Mumbai.

The famous folk singer is making his acting debut with the film and has also lent voice for a ‘patriotic’ number.

Indians were first introduced to Ghulam Ali’s voice by late BR Chopra in his film ‘Nikkah’.

On October 7, 2015, Shiv Sena had threatened to storm Ali’s concert in Mumbai.

Sena had stated that Indians do not want to build any kind of cultural bond with Pakistan. The party had further warned of severe consequences. The concert scheduled on October 9 at Shanmukhanand Hall in Mumbai was cancelled.