There is nothing as bad as a miffed Salman Khan. Singing sensation Arijit Singh rendered a public apology to the superstar, requesting him to retain one of the songs that he sang for "Sultan."
Star Guild Awards 2014 was where it all started, SpotboyE reported. Salman reacted when Arijit said he had put him off to sleep. The superstar said it was his song, "Tum Hi Ho," that was responsible for that state of mind and not his hosting skills.
Later, there were reports claiming that the actor has boycotted the singer from all his films. Arijit had recorded a version of "Tu Hi Tu" ("Kick") but it didn't make it to the film or the album because Salman didn't want it. Mohammed Irfan was pulled on board for the song.
In the open letter, Arijit explained his stand, apologising repeatedly for having said what he did. He pleaded with Salman to keep his song in the film adding that the timing wasn't right and he needs to be heard.
Arijit has been reaching out to Salman via texts and calls but the actor hasn't responded yet. Is he ignoring him or was he busy filming "Sultan," which is why he didn't have the time to interact with the singer?
Here is the complete post that Arijit had written only to delete it later. It has been taken from a screenshot shared by the Times of India.
Dear Mr. Salman Khan
This is the last way I thought I would speak to you. I have been trying to text you call you and do everything possible to tell you that you are mistaken about the fact that I insulted you. I never did. That night in the show It was the wrong time and wrong aura.
Nevertheless you felt insulted.
And I understood and I felt extremely sorry about it as me and my family have been your fan since long. I tried to explain so many times but you never got it. I apologized but you never got it. How many times I sent you apology texts you also know.
At Nita Ji's place I only came back to apologize to you but you dint get it.
No problem I apologize here in front of everyone in front of everyone but please it is a request please do not remove the song that I sang for you in Sultan. You want anyone else to sing this song, absolutely fine but keep a version at least. I have sung enough songs sir. But I want to retire with at least one song of you keeping in my library. Please do not take away this feeling.
I don't know why am I doing this. I know the consequences. People are going to write their heart and mind and everything. I also know you won't be bothered Mr. Salman Khan. Still I think I need to take it out. After all I have to live with this fact that you made sure that I don't sing for you even though so many of us requested. But I will be a fan bhaijaan. Jagg ghumeya thare jaisa na koi.
Let there be light.
Check the video of Arijit and Salman cracking jokes, which later went on to become a controversy: