Pakistani singer Mustafa Zahid says his song Hum Jee Lenge was initially a break-up song Kaise Jiye, which had a connection to his personal life. The singer is also the lead vocalist of Roxen, an all out rock band.
The 30-year-old, who did songs like To Phir Aao, Khuda Kay Liye and hit single, Tera Mera Rishta, never wanted to complete Hum Jee Lenge, which now features in Vishesh Bhatt’s directorial debut, Murder 3.
“The story of the song is not something that I planned,” said the singer, who wrote the song for someone specific in his life. “So then I could not complete it.”
“Since Vishesh was a very good friend of mine, he heard it during one of our private gatherings. I had picked up the guitar and he loved it,” he added. “But I told him that I don’t want to complete the song because I don’t want to go back into that phase of my life.”
However, luckily for the soulful singer, the song, which is on Sony Music, did not pull him back into his past.
“The best part about the song was that I did not go back to that phase. It was initially a break-up song, but it turned into a move-on song. So from Kaise Jiye it became Hum Jee Lenge,” Zahid said.
This is the singer’s third association with the Bhatt camp after Awarapan and says working with the renowned production house does put some pressure.
“There is no doubt that these guys run the best production house in India. They always deliver chartbuster songs and the best music comes from them,” he continued. “So when you are doing a song for them, there is always a pressure on you.”
Produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their banner Vishesh Films, Murder 3 stars Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Pakistani actor Sara Loren. It is set to release on February 15.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2013.
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