Ali Zafar becomes 3rd most Googled singer in India

Published: November 9, 2012
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Ali is currently working on his fourth studio album, set to be released next year. PHOTO: FILE

Ali is currently working on his fourth studio album, set to be released next year. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistani musician Ali Zafar has become the third most Googled musician in India. 

In a power list printed by Variety Magazine, a Google Zeitgeist rankings is quoted. Ali followed the lead of Jagjit Singh and Bhimsen Joshi.

It was recently disclosed that the renowned Pakistani singer is now working on his fourth music album which will be released during the coming year along with another Bollywood movie Chashme Baddoor, set to be released on February 22, 2013.

On being asked what fans should expect from this compilation, Ali Zafar replied, “Right now I am just in the process of unlearning and breaking away from the norm, I am rediscovering, experimenting.”

After giving two hit pop albums Huqa Pani and Masty, Ali experimented with Sufi music in his 3rd album Jhoom, which was released by YRF music and topped the charts in both Pakistan and India for several weeks.

Jhoom also won the Best Album Award at Pakistani fashion and entertainment industry’s oscars, the Lux Style Awards, this year.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • UseIt
    Nov 9, 2012 - 7:53PM

    …and how is that an achievement?

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  • karma
    Nov 9, 2012 - 9:59PM

    hmm…

    Perhaps this is the reason:

    You google for things you don’t know about, not for things you know about!!

    So, well known musicians like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam or Shreya Ghoshal don’t need to be googled as much as other musicians who they barely know about.

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  • sania
    Nov 9, 2012 - 10:22PM

    Or you google things you want to know more about ..

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  • Atif
    Nov 9, 2012 - 10:42PM

    @Karma

    are people unaware of Jagjit Singh and Joshi?
    anyway it is his personal achievement if any.

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  • Amir
    Nov 9, 2012 - 10:56PM

    Because he’s an actor + singer. Most people search his name for his photos rather than his songs.

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  • Nov 9, 2012 - 11:07PM

    What is his search rank in Pakistan? And also what are the most searched topics in Pakistan. I am sorry I am new to google and dont know all these things

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  • rahul
    Nov 9, 2012 - 11:19PM

    LOL .. Really ??

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  • Deb;India
    Nov 10, 2012 - 4:32AM

    He seems to me a nice guy.
    I wish he works and stays permanently in India. All nice Pakistanis are welcome. Its as much their country as it is for Indians.

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  • Gaurav
    Nov 10, 2012 - 5:12AM

    Ohhh Please My fellow indians lets not taunt each other on this news.
    India loves ali Zafar and this is no new fact.
    This man can actually one day replace ShahRukh Khan,i really have a feeling.
    Moreover he is multitalented simply awesome.
    Indian Entertainment industry which makes India a cultural superpower inflencing 4 billion people in the world is lucky and enhanced to have him.
    Although i feel he is very insecure about being a pakistani he mentions pakistan in every 2 minutes as he talks as if he is reminding himself of being a pakistani.
    he is scared of pakistani media branding him a traitor as they have done to veena malik.
    Otherwise in Mumbai no one really cares who you are if you are talented.

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  • Farhan
    Nov 10, 2012 - 7:31AM

    Great to friendly words from out Indian brothers. More power to you all.

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  • manishj
    Nov 10, 2012 - 10:45AM

    You Guys wont spare anybody would you? lol.. Best luck Ali

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  • Nov 10, 2012 - 11:17AM

    Talented people, liberal, artists should always be welcome in India. In fact he should be encouraged to adopt India. A good gene is a good gene and he spends most of his time in India anyway.

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  • Nov 14, 2012 - 5:01PM

    He is a rockstar of both india and Pakistan

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