Having carved a niche for himself in Bollywood music, musical sensation Pakistani Atif Aslam is now ready to compete with the actors of the Hindi film industry.
“I’m getting offers from the last couple of years and probably will find me something later this year or early next year,” said Atif PTI here when asked about their plans to act in Bollywood.
Best known for crooning chartbusters as ‘Pehli Nazar Mein’, ‘Tu Jaane Na “,” Wo Lamhey’, ‘Aadat’ and ‘Tere Bin’, 32-year-old star was in Calcutta recently to act in concert MTV Bollyland .
Aslam made his acting debut with the Pakistani film ‘Bol’ in 2011 and has since been flooded with offers from Bollywood but resisted the temptation.
Indicating that he has not signed anything, the singer said he is interested in a dark or a romantic role in a film that is about love and music.
“I’m excited about both (types of roles),” he said without naming the producers have offered the role.
On the music front, Aslam, whose previous three albums ‘Jalpari’, ‘Doorie’ and ‘Meri Kahani’ were big hits, would be back with a new one later this year.
“It would come later this year. Going back to the roots and the music is very electronic. It is of type ‘Jalpari” soft “, Aslam, who has been giving theatrical live performances around the world, he said.
With 9 to 10 songs, the album also have elements of popular music. “It would be staff, pure and organic album.’ve Written the songs,” Aslam said.
Although his concert in Pune was recently canceled the opposition Shiv Sena, the star of Pakistan said he admires the hospitality, culture and love people in India give their songs.
“It’s overwhelming to find that they are loved by people from different regions and cultures. They give me energy. I learn from my fans on how to behave and how to enjoy music. I’ve been doing this for 11 years,” Aslam said.
Arguably the most popular Pakistani singer of his generation, has been granted civilian honor ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ (Star of Excellence) the government of Pakistan.
Aslam has had no formal training in music and successful musician is not averse to go back to school now.
“Personally I think there is no harm in learning. Given the opportunity I would love to,” he said, adding that his music click with the public, because it comes straight from the heart.
“It’s very pure, natural and from the heart. ‘Dil Se Jo baat hai woh nikalti roasting karti hai” (Thoughts, which come from the heart, creating an impact), “he said.