I WANT TO VISIT PAKISTAN AND PERFORM THERE: UDIT NARAYAN
There should be no disturbance in music ... it knows no boundaries and can beautify relations between the two countries
Udit Narayan, singer
Singer Udit Narayan has reacted strongly to the recent cancellation of Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai, following protests from Shiv Sena. “There should be no disturbances in music. He has been performing elsewhere in India too for many years. I also would like to go to Pakistan and perform there,” Narayan said at an event in London on Sunday.
The 59-year-old is one of the many celebs from Bollywood who have reacted sharply to the protests by the Sena. “India and Pakistan may be different countries, but we have similar music, food. Music knows no boundaries, music alone can beautify relations between the two countries. Pakistani singers like Ghulam Ali and Mehdi Hasan have a huge following in India,” he said.
Asked if he sees a lot of change in film music in recent years, Narayan, who started his career in India in the early 1980s, and has sung 25,000 songs, said “Aj ka daur alag hai, music tastes have changed, but good music and melody will survive for ever.”