Ali Zafar takes part in Agenda Aaj Tak 2012

Published: December 11, 2012
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The possibility of a joint Indo-Pak industry was discussed. PHOTO: FILE

The possibility of a joint Indo-Pak industry was discussed. PHOTO: FILE

Ali Zafar has been investing his energy in becoming one of the most prominent cultural ambassadors of Pakistan.

He attended Aaj Tak Agenda 2012 in New Delhi along with singers Shafqat Amanat Ali and Kailash Kher from India recently, where they not only discussed the possibility of a joint and united Indo-Pak music industry, but also put their vocal talents together to sing in harmony.

Zafar believes it is up to the present generation of musicians to send out a message of peace between India and Pakistan. He stressed that the past cannot be changed, but the future can be shaped so that people in this region can live in peace and harmony. “Our generation is obligated to tell our kids a different story to the one we were told,” he said, in regard to Indo-Pak relations, according to a press release.

The common motive of bringing peace in the region by reaching out through cultural means was the highlight of the Agenda Aaj Tak 2012 summit. This message was made even more profound when Zafar, Shafqat and Kher all sang Allah Tero Naam together in perfect sync, displaying the truth that music really does know no boundaries.

Following the event, a small ceremony took place in Karachi where Kher said, he was touched by the unrestrained adoration he received from the female audience and said the crowds in Karachi were very appreciative. “Just as they do in India, people were climbing on to trees and rooftops to get a glimpse of our concert,” he said. “I never imagined the kind of overwhelming welcome I got in Pakistan — everyone understands music.” Kher feels that that the masses of both countries do not hate each other and the real picture is different from what the media depicts.

The session was filled with ample entertainment; Zafar along with the other two great artists sang Jhoom to kick off the session. Kher then proceeded to mesmerise the audience with a rendition of one of his most famous songs Toota Toota Ek Parinda. Shafqat, on the other hand, dedicated Ye Nayan Dare Dare, Yeh Jaam Bhare Bhare to the delighted Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit in the audience who was serenaded by each of the artists in turn.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Falcon
    Dec 11, 2012 - 10:36PM

    Great news. Moreover, just wanted to mention that celebrities such as Aamir Khan and IK (PTI) also participated in Agenda Aaj Tak on the Indian side on Dec. 7th. In fact, IK had one and a half hour long Q&A session, which was really good.

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  • Rohit
    Dec 12, 2012 - 1:05PM

    There is always gud gesture by india towards pakistanis and india always promotes pak artists in bollywood, but i often hear about banning indian channels , movies etc in pakistan ., why cant pak reciprocate india.Recommend

  • Raza Khan
    Dec 12, 2012 - 1:06PM

    Salute you Zafar & your other members! May God bless you in bringing these two nations together.

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  • Rohit
    Dec 12, 2012 - 1:19PM

    There is always gud gesture by india towards pakistanis and india always promotes pak artists in bollywood, but i often hear about banning indian channels , movies etc in pakistan ., why cant pak reciprocate india.

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  • Rohit
    Dec 12, 2012 - 1:20PM

    There is always gud gesture by india towards pakistanis and india always promotes pak artists in bollywood.

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  • Raza Khan
    Dec 12, 2012 - 2:30PM

    All Indian channels are watched in Pakistan! It’s other way around that Indians cannot watch PK channels.

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  • secularsheet
    Dec 12, 2012 - 5:31PM

    @Raza khan Indians cannot watch PK
    channels.

    Hindu baniya
    sabzeekhor
    1 musllman 100 hindu ke barabar
    butparat kayar
    harajagah india mullawis he
    _
    why should indians listen to these type of cheap slang’s everyday ?? make your channels little more better standard and non-offending so they can watch!

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