Sunday, December 31, 2006

News: Atif Aslam completes 4 music videos & open to Bollywood movie offers

Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, famous in this country for his heart tugging numbers like Woh Lamhe, Aadat Si and Tere Bin, now wants to break new ground. Says Aslam, who no longer wants to be typecast as an emotional song singer, "I want to explore every possible genre of song, ranging from pop, rock to hip hop. In fact, this is exactly what has been packaged in my latest album, Doorie. My album has songs with rock and pop flavour. I have even used the guitar as the lead instrument." Aslam was in India recently for a show in Delhi.

"This is the first time a Pakistani artiste has had a worldwide simultaneous release of his album," says the singer, who started singing at the age of 16 and now at 23, has to his credit Bollywood songs, a private album and even live shows in Dubai, Australia and Bangladesh. Aslam is a man of few words and more fun. "I will be back in India in January for a private show in Pune." Audio company Tips has roped in Atif for artiste management and will be managing his work henceforth.

Aslam says he is also open to acting in films, he says. But he still prefers to take up limited work as a singer. "I don't believe in flooding the market and taking undue advantage of one's popularity. I would rather take up limited work and produce quality results over a period of time." Tips has already readied four promotional videos for Doorie. All the videos have been shot in the exotic locales of Mauritius and feature Urvashi Sharma (Something Something), VJ Pia Trivedi and television actor Neeru Bajwa.

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