Will return to Bollywood when Bollywood returns to music: singer Mustafa Zahid

Published: September 12, 2019


Singer Mustafa Zahid has taken to Twitter to clap back at an Indian user who asked when the Awarapan crooner if he will ever return to Bollywood.

The star, who had a 12-year hiatus from the industry after launching an album in 2006 with his band Roxen and singing for some Bollywood films, made a return to local airwaves with the soulful Meray Saathiya in 2018.

“Sir, when will you return to Bollywood,” a user asked the musician on his Twitter page, to which the Ek Villain singer replied, “When Bollywood returns to music.”

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In a myriad of bans, India blocked Pakistani artists from working in Bollywood. This not only affected Zahid, but also singers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam. Despite the initial ban after the Uri attack in 2016, Khan sung for Welcome to New York while Aslam crooned for Tiger Shroff’s film Baaghi 2.

An earlier version of the story wrongly stated Zahid as saying he will return to music when Bollywood will open its doors again. The error has been fixed and regretted. 

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