you plan or are in the process of doing something for the betterment of
the society? (For example, doing charity shows or using your music/
videos to convey a positive public message.)
I have done couple of shows for charity. I am not associated specifically with one charitable organization.
How would you like your ideal woman to be like?
She has to be very honest and loyal towards me. The best physical feature that she should have are nice feet!
Name one common (public) place where you enjoy hanging out most?
nowadays I can’t enjoy common places. Hmm! Well there is a place in
Norway, END OF THE WORLD; I really enjoy hanging out there
What are the three things that you just cant live without?
I can’t live without my mother, my guitar and water.
Any regrets in life? No regrets.
You have many fans all around the world! So, do you intend to do a world tour in the near future?
Yes, I most definitely have plans for a world tour. I am planning to go to United Kingdom, Canada and USA within few months.
So, what will be your next video and what will the concept be like?
the next video is a surprise for you all. But, I will leak out
something about it, it is a song from my new album. The concept is
about a guy who is basically frustrated with his own life. It shows how
he is struggling in his life and can’t get ahead despite all his
How is the planning for your next album coming along?
I am planning a new album; it should be out in about 5 to 6 months.
This album will be different from my previous album, as it will not
have similar kind of songs.
What are the worst rumours you have ever heard about yourself?
have Blood Cancer. Also, that I got my ‘Aadat’’ song, for 5 lakhs
rupees from Italy. I was responsible for the break up of Jal and that I
lost the case in which there was a dispute between Jal and me.
Which is your one all time favourite song?
Richard Marx’s, ‘My Confessions’
is an Islamic State and Islam preaches equality. Despite that there is
severe inequality among the masses, the rich are getting richer and the
poor are getting poorer. What are your views on that?
also personally believe that the rich people, in our country are
getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. This is because, I
reckon that the rich people are selfish, as they only criticize the
poor people and do nothing to help them out. I think we should all work
together for the poor society to beat poverty.
What’s your favourite childhood memory?
When I used to about 5 to 6 years old in school, I used to tease my teacher and flirt with her because I had a crush on her!
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
There should be silence and a candle light dinner.
Celebrities are well known for their attitude does this apply to you as well?
This is so not true. By the way, this is another rumour. All these
rumours such as, I don’t respect my fans, I take rupees 500 to sign an
autograph for a fan and I think too much of myself. All these things
are not true because I don’t have an attitude problem.
Why did you split up from Jal?
Split up from Jal because in the beginning I composed Aadat when I was
in college. I discussed the song with Goher and we finally recorded the
song in Mekal Hassan’s studio with ace guitarist Salmam Albert. There
was no input of Goher Mumtaz in the recording of Aadat as Mekal Hassan
played for us. I aired aadat on the jal site I thought of the name. I
still have the copyright for Jal I can still sue them. I came up with
everything; it was always very hard to convince Goher because he was
extremely bossy throughout. When we started getting popular, the matter
of who would manage our band arose. Goher suggested that since my
brother Shahbaz was already in show biz he would know best how to
manage our band and that since we were not yet famous we should not pay
him. Then as time went by suddenly one fine day Goher said that his
brother will also manage us!! It all boiled down to money really,
because Goher wanted 60 percent of the share of the profits to come his
way. I said forget it, since it is our band, we will manage it
ourselves. We had a big fight regarding this matter. I rang him up and
suggested we forget about everything, all the fights and the conflicts
and just work together as a band. Regardless of this, after our exams
Goher rings me up and says we have a show in Karachi today, its up to
you whether you want to come or not, I shall represent Jal even if you
don’t come. We had a show in Lahore the same day, which he did not want
to go to. Although the Lahore show was a prior commitment, Goher felt
that since it was being covered by a TV channel they will get more
exposure there even if it meant ditching the Lahore organizers who had
already planed out everything. To top it up, he pretended to ring me in
front of the Karachi organizers and fabricated a story that I won’t be
able to make it due to a death in the family! I found out only when the
organizers rang me at home to confirm the story. In those days I did
not even have a cell phone, therefore it was really hard for them to
get in touch with me and when they did I actually had to sing to them
because they did not believe me when I said its really me Atif Aslam
and Alhamdolillah there has been no death in my family! Actually, the
truth of the matter is Goher wanted to sing, he wanted to be in the
spotlight. I felt extremely insecure that day. I realized that if Goher
is willing to leave me today, he wouldn’t hesitate to leave me any
other day! Therefore, that day, I performed solo in Lahore. He took the
first step not me. After how they treated me, I was not prepared to
work with them ever again. It was me, who was always ready to
compromise! After that Goher recorded my song. The moderator of the
website, Zoher was a good friend of Goher’s; he replaced my name on the
song with his name. I blindly trusted him but he broke my trust. After
that they just took over the website, they recorded the song ‘lamhe’,
and they made the video. I said to myself what’s the point and then
from there onwards I went solo. MASHALLAH SE I was and will continue to
Hello, atif aslam bahi if you don't mind me calling you that because you are older than me and it is alwasy good to respect your olders. i really enjoying listen to songs and i haven't been to one of your concerts before, but i would love to come and watch that will be the greates day of my life. takecare of yourself and keep making good songs. may blessing of allah be upon you. takecare P.S say salam to every one at home.