Sammi revives QB, Jaswal
Not many people know that Umair Jaswal, who sang Sammi Meri Waar along with Quratulain Balouch on Coke Studio Season 8, Episode 2, has been on the show twice before and he has been in the industry for about a decade.
With the song racking up more than two million views in a span of just two weeks, which is even more than Ali Zafar’s Rockstar, it ended up becoming the most talked about song on social media.
Having come to the fore as a rock vocalist, Jaswal explained that he could have stayed in his comfort zone and done a traditional rock song but he chose otherwise. “Sammi is actually a shaadi dance song, and I’ve never done something like that and thought why not to do it now.”
Quratulain Balouch, better known by her stage name QB, is a Pakistani singer, musician, composer, and actress.
The duet she has sung with Umair Jaswal has become the subject of numerous parody videos that poke fun at Jaswal’s body movements and vocals — all of which he has taken in stride.
Jaswal explained:“The reason why it all felt so out of place was maybe because I was moving like anything and QB stood still. There was a huge contrast there.”
No stranger to criticism, the singer recalled how he faced a similar backlash during his debut appearance on the show when he (as part of Qayaas) performed Charkha Nolakha alongside Atif Aslam. “The amount of hate I got back then is unimaginable.”