Fawad and Mahira Khan aren't the only Pakistani stars who have been affected by the ban on Pakistani artists in India. However, the ban hasn't perturbed Rahat much.
In an exclusive interview with HuffPo India, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan explains that the ban will not influence the arts.
"Art should always unite, never become the reason to divide," he says. "Yes, you can impose a ban on an artist and stop him from coming to your country, but you'll never be able to suppress the voice of an artist."
"If he or she is a true artist who emotes from his heart, his voice will travel far and wide, no matter the circumstances. You cannot stop music from traveling and connecting people. It carries an eternal truth with it."
In fact, Rahat hopes to record more songs for Bollywood this year. "Yes, I am. I want to. Insh Allah if all goes well, I will be singing a few of them."
The singer has been approached numerous times by B-town celebs to lend his vocals for their film soundtracks. His latest hit was Sultan's 'Jag Ghoomeya' (2016).