Mu­sic flows in my blood: Bashir

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Torsha Sen torsha. sen@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Javed Bashir, whose unique singing qual­ity has won him many a fan, cred­its his fam­ily back­ground for his mu­si­cal genes. “My ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther was a clas­si­cal singer and my pa­ter­nal grand­fa­ther was a qawwali singer. Then later, my fa­ther, too, started per­form­ing qawwali ... and my un­cle Us­tad Mubarak Ali Khan is clas­si­cal singer. So I grew up in a very mu­si­cally-in­clined en­vi­ron­ment. That is why singing both clas­si­cal and qawwali comes nat­u­rally to me,” says Bashir, who has crooned tracks such as Mera Yaar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; 2013) and Yeh Tuney Kya Kia (Once Upon Ay Time In Mum­bai; 2013).

Like his con­tem­po­raries, Javed also has a strong foothold in Bol­ly­wood. Asked if there is any par­tic­u­lar ac­tor he would like to lend his voice to, Bashir says, “All ac­tors are good, and I’d love to sing for Shah Rukh Khan, Sal­man Khan and Saif Ali Khan. I’d like to sing for ev­ery ac­tor who per­forms ef­fort­lessly and makes a char­ac­ter stand out. I re­ally re­spect such ac­tors.” He adds: “I am for­tu­nate to have worked with peo­ple like Shankar-Eh­saan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar and Pri­tam, who are such stal­warts in their field.”

I grew up in a mu­si­cally-in­clined ato­m­o­sphere ... singing clas­si­cal and qawwali comes nat­u­rally to me

—Javed Bashir, singer

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