KARACHI: Pakistani music producer Rohail Hyatt hinted at the possibility of producing one more season of Coke Studio in an interview with BBC Urdu.
The former Vital Signs band member took to his Facebook page, however, to clarify that he would not be producing Coke Studio 8. If Hyatt does go on to produce another season of the music show it will mark his seventh stint as producer of the show.
Hyatt issued a statement on his Facebook page stating that, “Just for the record, I’m not producing the next season of Coke Studio Pakistan (2015). I think the BBC interview is being interpreted by some as if I am producing this season… What I meant to say was that I would like to produce my 7th season of Coke Studio one day. I hope this clears any confusion.”
However, sources have also revealed that there is a possibility that Rohail Hyatt might return to Coke Studio for its 10th anniversary to produce a finale. Nothing is confirmed yet. On the other hand it is confirmed that despite the criticism they faced in the production of Coke Studio 7, Strings will be the producers for Coke Studio 8.
They are already looking for potential artistes and some international collaboration cannot be ruled out as well. Some of the well-known Pakistani pop artistes are also expected to make their comeback in Coke Studio in season 8.
Right after its beginning seven years back, Coke Studio became the most viewed music show of the subcontinent under the auspices of Hyatt.
Hyatt vacated the seat of producer of the show after six seasons in charge due to personal reasons with Strings assuming the mantle of the new producers.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2015.