‘Mu­sic needs no visa’

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Pak­istani singer Javed Bashir who was in the Cap­i­tal re­cently for a con­cert was over­whelmed to get a tremen­dous re­sponse. Bashir, who has belted Bol­ly­wood hits such as Tera Naam Jap Di Phi­ran (Cock­tail, 2012), O Ran­grez (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 2013) said, “I loved how en­thu­si­as­ti­cally Delhi au­di­ence en­joyed my songs, be­cause to per­form here was dif­fi­cult and an hon­our at the same time.” We asked Bashir about his views on the re­cent protests against Pak­istani artists work­ing in In­dia and he said, “The en­ter­tain­ment industry in both In­dia and Pak­istan love their craft so much so that they keep pol­i­tics aside. Ek artists hi hain jo dil me mo­hhab­bat aur du­niya me sukoon ko dhyaan me rakhte huye chal rahe hai.” Bashir adds, “Mu­sic should not be con­fined to boundries. Awaz ko kaun rok sakta hai? Mu­sic ka koi visa nahi hota. If I want to lis­ten to Lata Mangeshkar and Us­tad Bade Gu­lam Ali Khan sa­hab and I am stopped, it’s vi­o­lat­ing my right to life.”

Awaaz ko kaun rok sakta hai? Mu­sic ka koi visa nahi hota

Javed Bashir, singer

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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