Pakistani rock star Ali Azmat has another feather in his cap – his famous number “Bum Phatta” has made it to Hollywood, Koolmuzone.pk has reported.
The song will feature in Mira Nair’s upcoming flick The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid’s bestseller novel.
Nair – An Indian producer/director based in New York has previously directed Salaam Bombay!, Vanity Fair, Monsoon Wedding and Namesake.
“Bum Phatta” has been making the rounds online and has already been deemed a hit. The song’s dynamic appeal lies in the straightforward lyrics that, supposedly, explain the sentiments of the general, struggling public.
Azmat’s political standpoints have created quite a stir and his name is now in the headlines more for his political advocacy than his music. It is not rare to see Azmat debating or arguing with critics on online forums, such as Twitter, or on interactive television shows.
It had earlier been announced that Pakistani model/singer Meesha Shafi of Overload and “Jugni” fame has been cast in the film.
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This is very good idea. It will make Pakistan is bit positive worldwide.
@ M Ahmed. Take it easy tiger. I think the story clearly just states that his song has been chosen for a movie which, even if not Hollywood according to your terminology, has potential for global success and viewing based on Mira Nairs stature. I don't sense anything in article reflecting over exuberance. And even if there was such a sentiment whats the big deal? Why shouldn't Pakistan and its media celebrate its artists whenever or however they can. Think positive buddy.
And yet he goes on about the evils of multinational corporations and Western imperialism. I enjoy his music (Junoon and solo), but ideologically this man is so confused that he makes a woman on PMS seem like a philosopher.
This isn’t an Hollywood movie. It is an “Independent Movie” produced by Cine Mosaic and Croniche Pictures which is involved in providing funds and distribution for independent movies. Why is it that when any Pakistani artist gets the opportunity to work in the US or European movie our journalists and people, in over-exuberance, think that they have made it to Hollywood. Ill-informed news, especially coming from a newspaper shows lack of seriousness from the quality control department, not only mislead the reader but also leaves the impression that the reader is an idiot and would buy every piece of news at its face value!
PS: There are numerous studios in Hollywood. 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney, MGM, Sony, Paramount, Dreamworks are to name a few.
Thumbs up bro!
Hmm I smell a zionist conspiracy here! This is all the work of illuminati!