Pakistani singer Atif Aslam is a sensation in his personal proper. He has a large fan base within the Indian subcontinent, and has constantly churned out chartbusters — peppy ones, soulful ones, romantic ballads — for the reason that starting of his profession in 2003. He started his profession with the band Jal and later broke away to forge his personal path as a solo artiste.
Atif obtained his first breakthrough in Bollywood, due to Mahesh Bhatt who apparently had approached him for his consent to incorporate one in all his tracks for his manufacturing enterprise Zeher in 2005. The outcome was the sluggish, romantic track “Woh Lamhey.” Submit the nice and cozy, resounding welcome of “Woh Lamhey” by Indian followers, Atif continued to lend his voice to many songs through the years till the India-Pakistan rigidity escalated in 2016.
Up to date Bollywood sound and Atif Aslam share a symbiotic relationship nearly. Each have taken one thing from the opposite and grown, in flip.
In an interview with BBC’s Haroon Rashid some time again, Atif acknowledged the identical and mentioned, “I liked that journey, as a result of it has taught me be extra humble, and be extra inventive and affected person.” Nevertheless, not all the pieces was hunky-dory for the reason that singer admitted there have been events when he needed to make modifications to his merchandise as a result of the producers had points with it — “Few songs I needed to change the lyrics for. I actually felt dangerous about it. I didn’t wish to do this, however sure, I needed to (do it). There’s a distinction in doing your individual work, and doing it for any person else.”
Additional including that he doesn’t remorse something that he did throughout his time recording music for the movie business, Atif mentioned, “I don’t look again and remorse, that oh my god, I may have sung ‘Chashni’ and all of that…I’ve labored essentially the most over there (India), and I’ve loved myself completely. The love that I’ve gotten from there, I nonetheless have it. My coronary heart nonetheless has it. It could by no means be bittersweet, as a result of I’m a agency believer in the truth that, if one thing is for me, it’ll come to me. It was not in my management to not sing for Bollywood motion pictures. It was meant to be like this.”
Later within the interview, the beloved singer opened about one specific Bollywood affiliation that just about occurred between him and famous person Shah Rukh Khan. Apparently, Shah Rukh had claimed that he had approached Aslam to sing “Gerua” for Dilwale, nevertheless it by no means panned out. When requested to elaborate upon it, Atif laughed and mentioned, “I’ve simply come throughout him as soon as in my life, and he is an excellent individual. However he by no means mentioned it personally. His group obtained in contact with us, and we recorded the track, and we had despatched again the track. I don’t know what occurred, his group didn’t put us via. One thing occurred which was not conveyed to him. And the subsequent factor I see is him saying ‘Atif Aslam was not accessible for my track. Perhaps he was too busy singing for a Chinese language movie.’ If Shah Rukh Khan watches this, (I wish to say) I used to be not busy. I’d by no means be busy for you. I’d like to sing for you, any day.”
Fingers crossed for this potential iconic collaboration.