Singer and actor Atif Aslam, who is hardly ever seen doing interviews, appeared on Super Over with Ahmed Ali Butt for a as a substitute candid communication about Bollywood’s position in making him a big name, his love story together with his spouse Sara Bharwana, his bitter-to-sweet dating with legendary singer Asha Bhosle and his reviews at the downfall of song in Pakistan these days.
Speaking about the role Bollywood performed in making him and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan a famous person, Atif stated that whilst he can best speak for himself, the beginning of his success began in Pakistan’s amusement enterprise simplest. “Firstly, I’d like to point out that I were given my first reputation here and now not there. My album changed into first launched right here and while Aadat and Voh Lamhe were given hit, then Mahesh Bhatt referred to as me to India,” he said.
However, he does give credit to the Indian enterprise and media for marketing his expertise in a way that reached the global hundreds in a wave that also holds its effect worldwide. “Of route, their media has a big effect globally, it’s bigger than ours and so there has been every other layer to the stardom. I’d credit score them for advertising my skills in a way that made me a celebrity. For instance, if a person in Fiji is listening to me right now, that credit goes to Bollywood for sure.”
‘Bollywood remembers me, even now’
Despite not having worked in Bollywood for years, Atif’s contribution to the song enterprise isn’t forgotten—and he’s regularly remembered for his talent. “I had lots of a laugh operating in Bollywood while representing Pakistan and even nowadays, there’s an acknowledgement of my work there. Sometimes it comes from Twitter or when an artist places up a tribute for me in the feedback,” he said. The host, Ahmed Ali Butt, cited that even Indian singer Arijit Singh referred to how he loves Atif’s songs throughout a live performance. “That’s his generosity, and he even sings a few songs of mine in his concerts. He likes them.”Atif also recalled whilst Euphoria’s Palash Sen gave a shoutout to him. “He recently tweeted that in 15 years, Bollywood wasn’t able to produce talent like me or even today, human beings pick up their guitars to play like Atif. And I think that’s very form of them to still appreciate my work there.”
However, Atif doesn’t consider the two international locations as any extraordinary when it comes to musical skills. “There isn’t a loss of expertise in either region. We just befell to paintings more there. I’d once more say that it all felt like it became in our future and not in our control that I labored a first-rate a part of our careers there. We went there, we sang and it got hit,” the Tu Jaane Na singer stated even as owing his achievement to Allah.Whether Atif has felt forced while performing in front of and with bigwigs like Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Asha, the Dil Diyan Gallan singer humbly responded that he felt no stress however continually satisfaction in representing his state.
Bitter-sweet courting with Asha Bhosle
When Atif featured in an Indian reality display with Asha, the two had been regularly seen having their differences on the display screen. Commenting on whether or not the ones rifts were actual or no longer, the 39-12 months-antique singer found out that every one arguments have been in truth real and now not scripted at all.
“I had a rift together with her at the start before doing the show. We did not proportion the friendliest of relationships and that went on for pretty some even as. All the arguments that human beings saw on stage had been actual and to an quantity, that now and again, we had to shut the recordings in between the show for four to 5 hours. We’d resume the recordings of the display after the requests of administrators and producers,” he said.
While their dating had a bumpy begin, it is sincerely Atif’s fandom that mended it and brought the 2 musical powerhouses together. “Actually, her daughter was my fan and that made her call me sooner or later. She stated that my daughter came to me and stated why do you usually fight with this good-looking guy. ‘If I can like him, can’t you like him too?’ she stated and that declaration from her daughter made her overlook the entirety and positioned it inside the past. It became so large of her to stay that she likes me now that her daughter has this love for my song. That definitely received my heart,” exclaimed a flattered Atif.
Love at the beginning sight
The singer at the back of our favorite romantic ballads is quite a romantic himself too. Upon how he met his spouse Sara, the Tera Hone Laga Hoon singer shared that she changed into surely the first person that he prayed to talk to just after looking at her once. “It become love before everything sight. I noticed her six extraordinary instances really however she changed into styled in a different way and I didnt even recognize that it turned into her all-time. But when I checked out her, I prayed to God to make me communicate to her at the least as soon as. He listened, and we met thru not unusual pals. The first issue she asked me changed into if I actually have a girlfriend or not. And I stated, despite the fact that there has been, my solution could still be no,” he stated.