Ali Azmat sings for Jism 2

Published: April 27, 2012

Pakistani singer Ali Azmat has recorded “Kuch Rahein Gaya Baki” and “Yeh Jism” for the film. PHOTO: FILE

Bollywood film director Pooja Bhatt has once again collaborated with Pakistani singer Ali Azmat for her film Jism 2 and this time the singer has sung two songs for the film, reports IANS.

Azmat, who was previously the lead vocalist of the popular Pakistani band Junoon, gave his song “Garaj Baras” to Bhatt for her 2004 directorial debut Paap. Jism 2, which is a sequel to 2003 film Jism, is one of the most eagerly awaited Bollywood films of 2012. The film stars Indo-Canadian actor, businesswoman and model, Sunny Leone along with Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda.

Ali Azmat has lent his voice for Hooda’s character, Kabir, for which he has sung a couple of songs — “Kuch Rahein Gaya Baki” and “Yeh Jism”. The songs have been written and composed by debutant Arko Prova Mukherjee.

Commenting on the songs, the music director of the film said, “Randeep plays the cello in the film. So, I have used cello as the signature instrument in Ali’s songs for Randeep. I’ve penned the lyrics for the song — ‘Kuch Rahein Gaya Baki’. It has a Sufi-rock feel to it and has a world music sound. There is a thematic composition that’s like a background score with lyrics. It’s called ‘Yeh Jism’.”

It is interesting to note that Azmat recorded the songs in Lahore on Skype as he was not granted a visa to visit India. Regarding this matter, Bhatt tweeted, “Grateful to my friend Ali Azmat for absolutely rocking tracks for Jism 2. Visa or no visa, you prove yet again that music has no boundaries.”

In an interview with Times of India, Azmat said, “It feels good to work with friends; I’ve known Pooja and Munish Makhija for a while. And the new composer Arko Prova Mukherjee, who has penned the lyrics and composed the tunes for me, is promising.”

The film is scheduled for a December release while the soundtrack is expected to come out earlier in September or early November.

(With additional information from Kool Muzone)

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Asjad
    Apr 28, 2012 - 12:55AM

    Finally true representation of Pakistani talent!

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  • Syed Abbas
    Apr 28, 2012 - 10:08AM

    Wow.. Skypee.. thats the most intriguing thing…

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  • Samiullah
    Apr 28, 2012 - 1:51PM

    Is not Ali Azmat anti Indian? He often teams up with Zaid Hamid. What happened now? “It’s the economy, stupid”?

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  • ayesha_khan
    Apr 28, 2012 - 3:01PM

    @Samiullah: You said exactly what I was thinking.

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  • abdulazeez
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:02PM

    don;t give him visa to enter Indian soil , he is the greatest companion of mad man zaid hamid in his anti-India speeches . Good decision by the govt of India.

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  • Umer
    Apr 28, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Isn’t Ali Azmat a disciple of Zaid Hamid? What happened there?

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  • SAJ
    Apr 29, 2012 - 12:30PM

    Guys! don’t bring politics everywhere.. Just enjoy the songs when released and RELAX!

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  • wizard
    Apr 29, 2012 - 2:40PM

    Shame on the Indian traitors who gave a chance to this nobody to sing in an Indian film.Recommend

  • Super Star
    Apr 29, 2012 - 2:41PM

    maybe he thinks he is reharsing for Radio Pakistan in New Delhi!!

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