Zayn Malik Destroys Kailash Kher’s “Teri Deewani”
British singer of Pakistani origin and former band member of ‘One Direction’ simply does not need any introduction, he can arguably be called a global music icon for youth.
So Zayn decided to Kailash Kher’s mega hit song “Teri Deewani” and shared it on social media.
Interestingly, Indian classical singer Kailash Kher would not agree with that, in fact, he DID NOT even know who Zayn is!
So, the young musician had an idea to cover Kailash Kher’s mega hit song “Teri Deewani” and shared it on social media.
The rendition was an instant hit, garnering more than 799k likes on Instagram and thousands of comments.
Starting off with “tere naam se jee loon” was a miss for Malik. Sung beautifully with full emotions in the original that would give goosebumps to anyone, Malik’s version failed to do so. But kudos for opting for a strong start.
Translating to “I could give up my life for you,” Malik’s cover wasn’t convincing. It was more like, “Okay, I can give up my life for you but not really.” That didn’t quite ‘hit right in the feels’ as compared to the Kher’s bone-chilling voice.
While Kher was still trying to acquaint himself with the young global star, who usually shares renditions of famous hits on his social media, Zayn posted another rendition of Kher’s songs, Allah Ke Bande.
But this time, Kailash Kher was ready! The Bollywood singer gave his precious feedback on the star’s attempt to dabble in sub-continental Sufi music.
For Zayn Malik, I would suggest… we have our digital academy (Kailash Kher Academy of Learning Arts) coming up soon, where there will be a course dedicated to all our compositions, which include Teri Deewani and other superhits… (so) to know and learn the correct codes and nuances. It will help him improve his skills on such songs,” opined Kailash, according to the publication.
Ermm, maybe Zayn did not anticipate such a sass-laden response from the maestro himself!)
It wasn’t only that, Kailash did appreciate British-Pakistani star’s cover, saying that he was ‘humbled and honoured’ that his music has struck a chord globally too.
However, moving further, Malik does try to add his own flavour to the song and does a decent job where he sings “teri jaan ke sadqay.”
The “hoo jee, haan jee” part was pure torture and “teri deewani” was just him shouting – awfully. It sounds like a stubborn kid screaming for candies. Towards the end, it seems like Malik is actually crying. Either because the song is a very beautiful or because he realises that he has sung horribly.
While Malik is an amazing singer who has sung songs like Dusk Till Dawn, Pillowtalk and I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, his cover of Kher’s Teri Deewani was a disaster. Hoping to venture into Bollywood and qawalis, Malik could use a little more practice.
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