Shubhneet Singh’s Emotional Response
Days after the cancellation of his much-anticipated music tour in India, Canada-based Punjabi rapper-singer Shubhneet Singh, widely known as Shubh, expressed deep disappointment over the turn of events. Taking to his Instagram, he conveyed, “India is my country too. I was born here. It is the land of my Gurus and my ancestors….”.
The abrupt cancellation of Shubh’s shows in India was attributed to his alleged support for Khalistani groups and for sharing a distorted map of India, sparking controversy and heated debates.
The Canadian artist has faced accusations of sympathizing with Khalistani sentiments, leading to a barrage of criticism. His Mumbai concert was swiftly called off in the wake of these allegations.
In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Shubh shared his sentiments about the recent turn of events, stating, “As a young rapper-singer hailing from Punjab, India, it was my life’s dream to put my music on an international dais. But the recent happenings have tumbled my hard work and progress, and I wanted to say a few words to express my dismay and sorrow. I’m extremely disheartened by the cancellation of my tour in India.”
He further urged the public not to generalize every Punjabi as a separatist or anti-national, emphasizing his deep connection to India and Punjab. He articulated, “India is MY country too. I was born here. It is the land of my GURUS and my ANCESTORS, who didn’t even blink an eye to make sacrifices for the freedom of this land, for its glory, and for the family. And Punjab is my soul, Punjab is in my blood. Whatever I am today, I am because of being a Punjabi.”
“Punjabis do not need to give proof of patriotism. At every turn in history, Punjabis have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this country. That’s why it’s my humble request to refrain from naming every Punjabi as a separatist or anti-national.”
The controversial Instagram story that triggered the intense backlash was also addressed by the Canadian singer, where he clarified his intentions behind sharing it.
Who is Shubh?
Shubhneet Singh, also known as Shubh, is no stranger to musical success. His rise to fame in 2021, particularly with the chart-topping single ‘Don’t Look’ alongside Irman Thiara, solidified his position in the Desi music scene. Following this, tracks like ‘We Rollin’ and ‘Offshore’ further cemented his reputation as a versatile artist.
Born in Punjab, India, Shubh ventured to Canada, where he began his musical odyssey. Beyond his singing prowess, Shubh is recognized for his adeptness in rapping and music composition. His journey is not just one of personal achievement but also a representation of the thriving global Punjabi music scene.
Shubhneet’s artistic pursuits are not limited to music alone. His creative endeavors extend to acting, carving out a multi-faceted identity in the entertainment industry. In light of his achievements and potential, Shubh’s impact on the world of music and entertainment is expected to continue reverberating for years to come.
The recent episode surrounding Shubhneet Singh, popularly known as Shubh, shows the intersection of art, identity, and politics. His heartfelt response underscores a deep connection to his homeland, emphasizing the integral role of Punjab and India in shaping his artistic journey.
The controversy surrounding his alleged support for Khalistani sentiments serves as a reminder of the complex socio-political landscape that artists sometimes find themselves navigating. As discussions unfold, it is imperative to consider the nuances of individual perspectives and experiences, recognizing that art, like any form of expression, is open to interpretation.