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Atif Aslam Contributes to the Soundtrack of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Atif Aslam Contributes to the Soundtrack of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

So finally the news has it. There is a big treat for all the Aadeez out there as we have been tipped from an insider that Atif Aslam, the heartthrob of millions, is going to lend his vocals to the soundtrack of Hollywood film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

The best thing about this guy is that he never gets on to the sleep mode and always keeps on coming out with tracks, either the solo projects or as playback for the Bollywood movies. But this time he has really gone an extra mile to secure a place as a playback singer in one of the much anticipated movies, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a political thriller which has been directed by Indian filmmaker Mira Nair and is based upon Mohsin Hamid’s best selling book of the same name.

Earlier on we have been informing you about the progress being made regarding the movie and also disclosed that the soundtrack will be mainly comprising of Pakistani singers. As the movie revolves around a Pakistani guy and the storyline is pretty much related to the post 9/11 situation faced by the Pakistanis living abroad.

Our very own jugni girl, Meesha Shafi, will also be seen starring in it as well as giving her vocals for the movie. Also the pop/Rock legend of Pakistan, Ali Azmat will be doing playback for the film.

But right now, the man who has attracted the whole spot light is the Aadat boy. This surely will be a huge turning point in an already much successful career of Atif whose songs are seen to be a guaranteed success. But this is not the first time he has sung for a Hollywood movie. Earlier two tracks from his solo album were featured in another Hollywood movie “Man Push Cart”. But this time around it is really exciting to see him being a part of such a mega international project which has got some hugely talented and successful names on board. It will be really interesting to see how people respond to this current outing by Atif Aslam.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is set to open the Venice Film Festival on August 29th, 2012 and it also starsRiz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Shabana Azmi and Om Puri.

After seeing such a star studded cast and also some Pakistanis making their mark in Hollywood, this movie seems to be a must watch. All Atif Aslam fans out there, keep your fingers crossed for this entertainment thriller coming your way. This movie surely evokes a sense of pride to every Pakistani seeing how big Pakistanis are making globally. Hope this sense of pride remains with us even after its release.

Himesh Reshammiya and Atif Aslam for Sur Kshetra

One announced its grand first ever musical extravaganza which witness Indo Pak musical battle in ‘Sur Kshetra’, everyone waited eagerly about the judges and contestants and how the show opens itself. The grand reality show however hit a road block after its Dubai Shoot and the show now stands postmoned indefinitely. Now, after a year’s delay it’s back, with two General Entertainment Channels (GEC) Colors and Sahara One, tying up for a simulcast.

Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors, explains, “Sur Kshetra will mark Colors’ foray into the music genre. Music has the unique ability to unite people and now it has brought two channels together.” So, why tie up, instead of buying the show completely? He replies, “This is a big-scale show and its stature demands a wider platform.”

He also claims, “Between Sahara One and Colors, we will be able to cover almost 100 per cent of the GEC universe.” Suresh Mishra, assistant director worker, Sahara One seems to share a similar view, “This combined platform was needed to do justice to the show.” However the reality show’s telecast date remains undecided and the channels claim that want to schedule it before the festive season.

Sur Kshetra, which literally means ‘the musical battlefield’, is being produced by Gajendra Singh, and will see singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya heading the Indian side, while singer Atif Aslam helms the Pakistani team.

The judging panel will include legends like Asha Bhosle, Abida Parveen, and Runa Laila and will be anchored by actor Ayesha Takia. The show will also have episodes featuring stalwarts like Ghulam Ali, Hadiqa Kiani and Sajjad Ali from Pakistan, and Suresh Wadkar, Ismail Darbar and Alka Yagnik from India.

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