Atif Aslam To Sing Track Penned by Salman Khan
The production team of ‘Race 3′ has approached Pakistani singer Atif Aslam to sing a romantic song in the movie penned down by lead actor Salman Khan, following an ongoing ban promulgated by Indian Film Association on Pakistani artists working in Bollywood last month.
“Atif has been a part of every Race film and we felt he would be perfect for this romantic song. It will be a surprise for the audience,” producer Ramesh Taurani was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
According to the Indian daily, the song written by Salman Khan for his upcoming action-thriller is a romantic number, which is being choreographed by director Remo D’souza.
The video will be picturised in Abu Dhabi as part of the multistarrer’s ongoing schedule.
Atif has been an integral part of the Race franchise in the past.
The singer previously gave hits such as ‘Pehli Nazar Mein’ for Race (2008) and ‘Beintehaa’ for Race 2 (2013).
However, this time his association with Race coincides with a renewed call for a ban on Pakistani artists in Bollywood.
Producer Ramesh Taurani said, “Atif has been a part of every Race film and we felt he would be perfect for this romantic song. It will be a surprise for the audience.”
The composer of this song, Vishal Mishra, informed that the film’s team is currently mulling over adding another track penned by the 52-year-old actor.
“The lyrics Salman has written are beautiful. He sat with me to create every note for the track,” he added.
The Pakistani singer refused to promote his song Sehmi hai dhadkan after Indian politician Babul Supriyo asked for a ban on Pakistani artists working in the Hindi film industry to continue. Last month, Supriyo while objecting to the inclusion of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice in the Bollywood film Welcome To New York demanded that it be dubbed by an Indian singer.