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Pakistani singers denied Indian visa for 'Cocktail' music launch

Published Jun 28, 2012 03:03pm

Arif Lohar is the biggest name in Punjabi folk music in Pakistan. -File Photo.

The music launch of the forthcoming Bollywood film Cocktail was cancelled after four Pakistani singers were denied visas to attend the event in Bandra, Times of India reported.

The group of Pakistani singers who have lent their voices for the film include Arif Lohar, Imran Aziz Mia and Javed Bashir.

The producers of Cocktail had planned a huge unplugged evening of jugal bandi between Indian and Pakistani musicians.

However, things did not go according to plan. Since the singers could not get visas to come to India, the makers of the film decided to scrap the music launch idea.

According to reports, the producers are now planning to hold the music launch in London where concurrently both Indian and Pakistani singers who feature in the soundtrack will be performing.

The album of Saif Ali Khan's upcoming film has received superb audience reactions. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty and Boman Irani.