A few days back, a video surfaced online where renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was seen hitting one of his students. The video soon went viral and people started bashing him for treating his students this way. Soon after the video went viral, the singer then clarified it by releasing a video message saying that it was ‘a personal issue between an ustad and shagird (teacher and his disciple).’ He even called him his son and mentioned that ‘this is how the relationship is between a teacher and his disciple.’
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on netizens’ bashing him for beating his student
Now, talking about the incident to Adeel Asif on his podcast, the singer said he apologised to him. He was quoted saying by HT, “I did apologise to him. He started crying and said, ‘Ustaad ji (Sir) why are you doing this?’” The Bolna Halke song singer said, “Baap ka jaise role hota hai. Shagird ki baap hone ki jarurat hai. Humne woh role hi adaa kia hai. (I am his teacher. I have played the role of his father).”
Rahat also added that he often helps his employees’ families by paying for their medical treatments and wedding expenses. The Pakistani singer further added, “He is my protege and I accepted that I scolded and trashed him. Later I apologised. Till this point, it was fine but people are making fun of it. But the truth is he had my holy water with him. People are not understanding the intensity of the situation. It’s a very serious matter for me as it involves my spiritual guide.”
For the unversed, Rahat repeatedly slapped and kicked the student with his shoe over a ‘bottle.’ After receiving backlash from people, the singer clarified that it was holy water.