Up, close and personal with musical ‘genius’ Taher Shah

Published: July 5, 2013
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Taher Shah. PHOTO: Screenshot

Taher Shah. PHOTO: Screenshot

He came, he saw and he conquered. Taher Shah, the man behind the video “Eye to Eye” that became the rage over the Internet and social media websites, rose to over night fame despite no background in professional singing.

In an exclusive interview with Express News, Shah explains the inspiration behind his song.

“True love begins from the eyes and then transcends to the heart. This was the concept when I wrote the song,” he elaborated.

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With over a million views on platforms like Vimeo, YouTube, DailyMotion and traditional media, the song has become a sensation due to the unique lyrics and signature Taher Shah moves.

Several foreign publications have also reviewed the artist. While some praised him for his eccentric style, others subjected him to harsh criticism. But Shah claims that these remarks make no difference to him.

“Music is a form of personal expression. Therefore, I see no reason for negativity. I don’t care about the criticism as long as my work continues to flourish,” he said.

Along with being flooded by offers from Pakistani and Indian record labels, Taher Shah’s future plans include producing a film.

Whether you love the man or hate him, it cannot be argued that the man has scaled heights of fame that has taken many others decades to achieve.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • citizen
    Jul 5, 2013 - 3:47PM

    besides all negativity , the real thing is that ,the guy entertained us ! kuddos .

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  • Rameez
    Jul 5, 2013 - 3:51PM

    Love you Tahir bhai….

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  • Bilal
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:21PM

    Joke of the CENTURY :P

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  • Zahra
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:41PM

    Hai my eyes

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  • Ali
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:46PM

    Tahir bhai, bus don’t leave the music industry. Otherwise, we shall all leave it too ;(.

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  • Vishnu Dutta
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:59PM

    When is he going to be the Hottie of the Week.

    If one pound fish can then eyes to eyes surely can too.

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  • S!D
    Jul 5, 2013 - 5:01PM

    “Taher Shah’s future plans include producing a film” you got to be kidding!

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  • Baba G
    Jul 5, 2013 - 5:02PM

    Hahahahahahahaha…

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  • Jul 5, 2013 - 5:55PM

    Expressive Eyes/ Tribunal Eyes

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  • nudrat
    Jul 5, 2013 - 5:57PM

    well…..i m speechless…lol….the guy has real gutts that he even wants to make a film….may be that will be the last nail on the coffin…RIP our film industry !!

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  • Haters Gonna Hate
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:26PM

    Taher you rock. Ignore these losers. Nkne of them either have the talent or the courage to stand up and be noticed.

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  • ahmed
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:03PM

    This man has the guts…he came with a very original song and totally unexpected themes. Let him Rock. Thank God people like him and others who trying to make this country proud by their love and dedication to the motherland and the ordinary life we live in….Who cares if his English is incomplete at times and he is not a professional singer. He entertained millions and made us proud…you Rock…TS

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  • jibran
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:15PM

    Lyrics aside the music is pretty nice. I have nothing but appreciation.

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  • Temur
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:23PM

    A sensational, wonderful, gorgeous and sparkling interview.

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  • ahmed
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:59PM

    ppl on social media mocking him just cause he isn’t that much good looking, had this song sung by Atif or ali all ladies would have said awesome!!!

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  • Laiba
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:37PM

    OK ignore the lyrics but what about video???

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  • Imran
    Jul 6, 2013 - 10:10AM

    somebody should take pity on him & teach him a few more words of English using correct grammar before he bombards us with his another pathetic performance

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  • Rayhan
    Jul 6, 2013 - 11:36AM

    Awesome work!! The song has the magnetic power to attract everyone and it has done that. Good job dude. Waiting for more songs like that.

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  • Lahori
    Jul 6, 2013 - 11:22PM

    A Spectrum interview!

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  • Karan
    Jul 7, 2013 - 2:31PM

    A true inspiration. Taher, please visit Bahrain and perform live concerts for us. We all look forward to being dazzled with your spectrum eyes. Perhaps we could get you in for some modeling shots, whilst also highlighting your singer and business man profiles. Your website is excellent btw. We look forward to the sequel video “heart to heart”

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