Dancer Adil Thathaal received death threats from religious people with Pakistani background because he defended his sister, the singer Deeyah, in a recent magazine interview.
24-year-old Adil Thathaal is an actor and breakdancer, a well-known face in Norway, ever since he won a dance competition on a tv show called ‘Dansefeber’.
In a magazine interview Adil Thathaal critized those in the Pakistani society in Norway who 12 years ago had threatened and harassed his sister, Deeyah, because she published a music video in which she showed some bare skin of her back. Deeyah – who was 18 at the time – was made to feel so unsafe in Norway that she moved to London, and later to the US.
Deeyah (real name Deepika Thathaal) recently published her third solo album – her first album under the name Deeyah. The album’s title is ‘Ataraxis’, and she sings in Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto language.