Bilal Saeed releases apology for shooting music video at Mosque
Singer Bilal Saeed has finally stepped forward on the ongoing Qubool Hai controversy and released a new apology video for each Muslim whose feelings have been hurt by seeing them shoot the song video at the mosque.
The Baari singer clarified in the video that he also belongs to a Muslim family and that he can never do anything against Islam.
“I swear upon Almighty Allah that we (Saba and him) did not play any song in the mosque neither did we dance,” said Bilal.
He further adds, “We are humans just like you all. We did not perform any dance steps in the mosque. But yes, we do agree we had committed a mistake unintentionally. I know, your emotions have also been hurt by the clip, but we did not do anything intentionally.”
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We realize what has happened over the past few days has hurt your sentiments deeply. We as Muslims, as decent human beings and as artists will never, ever trivialize or condone disrespect to Islam or any other religion, race, caste, colour or creed. If we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Please find the video below as a sincere apology from myself, Saba Qamar and the rest of the team. . #BilalSaeed #SabaQamar #Qubool #OneTwoRecords
“As every Muslim’s emotions have been hurt, I have decided to edit out the Wazir Khan Mosque’s scene from the video,” he said.
He concluded by apologizing again and expressed his guilt by asking forgiveness from everyone.
However, Protests have erupted across Lahore, with people demanding action and punishment against the stars.
The company behind the music video shooting, on the other hand, said it had requested prior permission, which was granted against payment of Rs30,000.
Earlier, Saba Qamar responded to the criticism in a series of tweets, saying the clip was a "prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene".
Presenting the "Qubool" teaser— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) August 8, 2020
This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track.#SabaQamar pic.twitter.com/iYRswlLWLd
"It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track," she said on Twitter.