“Chamkeeli”, a new Punjabi song sung by popular singer Abrar-ul-Haq has been released this month and the song is trending on social media.
However, a lawyer has recently filed a case against the song, claiming that it has disrespected both men and women.
The petitioner Adv Rana Adnan Asghar has filed the case in the civil court of Lahore. He claimed that the lyrics are insulting for the masses.
It also requested in the court to ban the song and eliminate it from YouTube.
Adv Rana Adnan Asghar has said, “Men were humiliated by Abrar-ul-Haq on December 7.
Not only men but women also humiliated in the song.”
The petition calls out the song for ‘ridiculing’ men in the ‘guise of women empowerment,’ adding that it mocks masculinity, according to the plaintiff maintained in the petition.
He added that Abrarul Haq should delete the song and apologise to the nation, given that it is a matter of the ‘national interest’.
The hearing delayed till 21st December by Civil Judge Ziaur Rehman, as he seeks responses from Abrar-ul-Haq, PMRA, and others.
“Chamkeeli” is a Punjabi wedding song that featured the actress Mehwish Hayat and YouTuber Shahveer Jafry.
In this song, the groom acts like a bride whereas the bride acts like a groom. Mehwish Hayat seems to be a bride who approaches her groom with Baratis and band at her wedding.
On the contrary, Shahveer shown as a shy groom waiting for his bride and the Baraat.
The song officially released on YouTube on 7th December 2019.
Despite the criticism, the entertaining wedding song received over more than four million views within a month.