Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has recorded a song for upcoming Bollywood film Maatr-The Mother, starring Raveena Tondon. According to the producer, the song was recorded before tensions between India and Pakistan which surfaced post Uri attack.
“Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had recorded the song Zindagi Ae Zindagi. It’s an emotional track mapping Raveena’s journey as a mother for the film. We have decided to retain the song as it was recorded before the India, Pakistan tension began,” producer Anjum Rizvi confirmed in a statement.
Maatr – The Mother director Ashtar Sayed, who finds Rahat’s voice mesmerising, said: “The film originally didn’t have any music, but when we started editing the movie, we felt the need for it. So we got some beautiful songs and lyrics for our film.”
“The music has been given by a Pakistani Sufi rock band Fuzön. They had composed one beautiful song, which is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.” he said.
After Uri attack, India imposed a ban on Pakistani artists. However, there was news that film-maker Mahesh Bhatt had approached Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to sing for his upcoming play Milne Do, which will be staged in Delhi in June. And now, this latest news of Rahat’s song in a Bollywood film supports the fact that art should be beyond borders.