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A while back I reported that pop-rock giants Strings and superstar Atif Aslam were collaborating on a tune together. Now the song has finally happened. Faisal Kapadia confirmed this news. The song, written by Bilal Maqsood, is called ‘Ab Khud He Kuch Karna Paray Ga’. “We’re scheduled to shoot the video. It was a lot of fun and it’s exciting. When you collaborate, there is always an extra mile but it was great.”
Hopefully by this time next month, we’ll be singing along. Although Faisal was mostly mum on the subject, he did tell us that “its a motivational song” and will be released as a single.
Meanwhile Strings are also looking at Bollywood offers at the moment. “Rohit Roy is a friend of ours and he wanted us to do a song for a film. We said yes without looking at anything. That’s what friends are for. John Abraham also has a few films on his hands and he also wants us to do a song.” But if we look at Strings’ history in Bollywood, they don’t just sign onto any film. They are very selective. “We are looking at offers but we will sign on if it’s suitable for our genre.”
For now, both Atif and Strings are looking at tours. While Atif Aslam is currently in Holland on a tour, Strings are getting ready to fly out to the US of A alongside Fuzon. It’s early to tell how long the tour will go on. They start off from Houston and may hit Washington DC or New York. But the confirmed venues will be out soon.
“We’ll have the complete schedule within a week.”