Atif Aslam
Soumya Vajpayee Tiwari (MID-DAY; May 13, 2017)

Soured relations between India and Pakistan over the past several months have dealt a major setback to artistes from across the border, resulting in minimal exchange of art. However, Pakistani artistes have off and on found a way to reach out to fans. In the latest instance, singer Atif Aslam has sung a Bollywood song — using the virtual medium.

Titled Musafir, the number features in the soundtrack of Himansh Kolhi-starrer Sweetiee Weds NRI. The music has been composed by Palash Muchhal.

What’s interesting is that the Be Intehaan singer recorded it at a studio in Pakistan with Palash live on FaceTime. “When I spoke to Atif about the song, he loved the track and wanted to record it. The song was recorded through a video call and I directed him via FaceTime. It was a different experience and also the first time I worked on a song in such a unique manner,” says Palash.

Palash Muchhal, Composer