Renowned playwright Khalil ur Rehman Qamar’s directorial venture Kaaf Kangana made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The film released last weekend on October 25 and has not opened to good reviews or box office numbers.
The film has an item song featuring Neelum Munir. The song titled Khabon Main has been composed by Sahir Ali Bagga while Aima Baig has lent her vocals.
While the song is picturised like any other item song, with leering men and alcohol bottles, the lyrics are what caught our attention.
The song opens with: “Khwabon main jab main Pakistan gayi re, India main bolay saadi jaan gayi re.”
The lyrics get more bizarre as the song continues, “Eik toh kam**na mujhe ghar lay gaya, ghar main gaye toh wahaan koi nahi tha. Baaton main aakar baatain maan gayi re. India main bolay saadi jaan gayi re.”
Following the backlash on the song, Neelum took to social media to defend herself and said that she “did this song only because this movie is a project of ISPR.”
She added, “Perhaps this is the first and last item song of my life. But you all know that whatever I do, I own it and I do it with pride. Pakistan key liye meri jaan hamesha hazir hey.”
Meanwhile, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor also took to Twitter to defend the item song. Kaaf Kangana has been made in collaboration with ISPR.
He said that the “item song is by an Indian girl in the movie as per her role.”
In the same tweet, Gen Asif Ghafoor also addressed the controversy surrounding Humera Arshad’s concert at ISPR GHQ on Kashmir Black Day.
Watch the song here: