BY ANUJ RADIA
Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor are all set to team up for the second time in Namaste England. The film is being helmed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, who directed Namastey London.
In that Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer, the music went on to become a chartbuster and people still sing those tracks.
Now, in Namaste England, two tracks will be crooned by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam. Rahat crooned Main Jahaan Rahoon in Namastey London, now he will be reuniting with Javed Akhtar for another soulful track.
Talking about it, composer Mannan Shah stated to a Mumbai-based tabloid, “It’s sheer pleasure to have recorded “Tu Meri Main Tera” with Rahat Sahab, I’ve always been a big fan of his voice.
The song was well-received. Our second association had to be a special one and what better than Namaste England.”
He also said, “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.”
When asked about Atif, Shah 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 favourites too.”
Pakistani artists were banned in the year 2016 post-Uri attacks. When asked about it, Rahat had earlier said, “Art should always unite, never become the reason to divide.
Yes, you can impose a ban on an artist and stop him from coming to your country, but you will never be able to suppress the voice of an artist. If he or she is a true artist who emotes from his heart, his voice will travel far and wide, no matter (what) the circumstances.”