People say that there are no limits for artists and they are an essential part of the world. However, this statement is kind of not making any sense nowadays as many countries across the globe are banning artists from rival nations. Just like Pakistan and India. We all know that Bollywood has banned all Pakistani artists to work with them.
An amazingly popular Pakistani music star, Asim Azhar is the current target of this wrath.
The heartthrob singer with a vast number of fans in India was all set to make his debut with his synths and vocals spotlighted in this year’s superhit Malang. But as the tensed and politized situation created between the two nations, the movie released the song “Humraah” without his vocals and lyrics.
Well, Asim Azhar revealed all the details by saying:
“A few years ago, when I signed with Universal Music in India, I wrote and composed Humraah while we were working on my first debut,” Asim says. “I wrote the song and sent it to Universal Music where accidentally, Mohit Suri, the director of Malang who is associated with the label too heard it and liked it. He was amazed by the song and asked me if he could use the song in his film. To which I agreed, obviously.”
“However, the situations between the two nations uncontrollably changed just before the film’s production and release and they told me it is impossible to release the song with my voice in it. I had two options back then, either take the song back from them or allow them to have an Indian Artist sing it. Of course, I went with the second option as they were always supportive of me.
The film releases in February with Asim’s name as one of the Music Directors in the poster. But things got heated when extremists criticized the makers about a Pakistani artist being part of the film. So, the makers requested Asim if they could exclude his name from the credits, to which Asim agreed, again.
Asim reacted to the whole situation generously and with a good gesture. Now he is all set to release his own version of the song. We wish him all the best and we know that he will kill it with his amazing voice and passion.
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 18, 2020