Adnan Siddiqui and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Collaborate For A Soulful Dua
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Will Be The Vocalist and Composer
Pakistan’s versatile actor and production house owner Adnan Siddiqui, not only made his name in the homeland but has also raised the flag in Bollywood and Hollywood. Adnan has worked opposite to the legendary actress late Sridevi in the film MOM, in which Sajal Ali was their daughter. Talking about Hollywood, his debut movie was A Mighty Heart co-starring Irrfan Khan and Angelina Jolie.
Apart from acting, the 50-year-old actor has love for music too. He was often caught on camera flaunting his singing skills during the Ramazan transmission of Jeeto Pakistan. In a throwback video for Independence Day, his nephew Asad Siddiqui was accompanied by Adnan on flute and paid tribute with the song ‘Ye Watan Tumhara Hai.’
The news just in is that The Meray Pass Tum Ho actor has collaborated with the legend Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to sing a Dua which is penned down by the actor himself. Well, quarantine has surely brought out the inner talents of everyone. Siddiqui told a local media channel, “I write occasionally, but that’s just for me, I don’t usually do it to put it out there.”
Asking about if he thinks about composing music in future, the Uroosa actor replied, “I think I could be good at that. But for now, I just want the world to listen to this prayer I wrote in Rahat sahab’s voice. He came all the way from Lahore to Karachi to work on this with me.”
Telling what was the reason behind this dua, the actor got emotional and said, “I had tears in my eyes while writing this because it wasn’t just something I was going through, it was the whole world.” Linking it to the ongoing pandemic and recalling those people who have heavenly abode like actor Irrfan Khan, Wajid of Sajid-Wajid duo and Tariq Aziz Sahab.
A Mighty Heart star recalled the shooting days with the late Bollywod actor Irrfan Khan and told, “We first lost Irrfan Khan, he was my friend and I grew quite fond of him during our time together.”
He added, “Then Wajid Khan of composer duo Sajid-Wajid passed away – he had co-directed the OST for Seeta Bagri – the first serial I ever produced.”
“Following this when Athar Shah Khan sahab passed away and so did Tariq Aziz, I felt as though my childhood was being snatched away from me,” the actor continued.
The void which has been made by the deaths of these legends made him write something and the result is on the paper, “So I wrote this, for everyone who left this world and everyone who is still here and suffering. I feel God is upset with us, and through this song, I’ve asked him to have mercy. We’ve gotten the message and we’re exhausted, people can’t take this anymore.”
The verse of his dua includes the aayat, “Wato Izzo Mantasha Wato Zillo Mantasha,” and does not hold any name yet.
Revealing the release date of this dua, Siddiqui proclaimed that he will be releasing it after the Ashura. Until then the Ye Dil Mera starlet will be honouring Pakistan’s living Legends through social media platform. He opened up and said, “I’ll be doing live sessions with the legends we still have, like Firdous Jamal, Sohail Ahmed and Talat Hussain among others.”
Recently, Siddiqui had a live Instagram Session with one of the living legends Uzma Gillani and is determined to do it in future as well with all the actors who inspired him and to acknowledge their contributions to the drama industry.