Pakistani Artists Lend Voices To Bollywood Despite Ban
The relationship between Pakistan and neighbor India have never been too pleasant and as of late have only gotten worse, affecting all avenues from trade to the entertainment industry.
For years Pakistani artists have collaborated with Indian film and music producers creating numerous megahits. However, recently India banned Pakistani artists from performing in the country due to the growing hostile relationship between the two nations.
While the Indian government has banned our artists from their country, their film producers are not ready to part ways from our talented singers. It has been known that popular Pakistani singers Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be lending their vocals for the songs in the upcoming Bollywood movie “Namaste England”
Rahat Fateh Ali will be collaborating with music composer Manan Shah for the track “Tu Meri Main Tera” that is currently being recorded in Dubai. Speaking about the song Manan said, “It’s sheer pleasure to have recorded ‘Tu Meri Main Tera” with Rahat Sahab, I’ve always been a big fan of his voice,” and further revealed, “We have tried a unique style which Rahat Sahab has also explored for the first time. He was excited about singing something so new and fresh.”
Atif too will be doing a romantic number for the movie, written by the legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar. Speaking about Atif’s song Manan said, “Atif was always my first choice for “Tere Liye.” I adore his voice and he’s sung a quintessential romantic song. Javed Sahab has written a wonderful song and it’s one of his personal favorites too.”
The video for Atif’s song has already been shot in London.