Do not download or purchase pirated
copies of music albums’ – this is the message
that Pakistani heartthrob Atif Aslam
who is currently in the Kingdom for a
concert said that he wants to give his fans.
"This practice affects not just me but
musicians all around the world. If someone
wants to download music they should
do it from an authenticated source. This
adds value to the musician and his
music,” Aslam told the Bahrain Tribune
on the sidelines of a press conference
held yesterday at Pars Hotel in Juffair.
The singer acknowledged that musicians
from the subcontinent are less protected
from piracy than their western
counterparts and said that through greater
cooperation within the entertainment
industry piracy can be eliminated. "As an
artist I can only request my fans to stop
doing this,” he stated.
Aslam will be performing today at Al
Ahli Club. This is the second time he is
performing in Bahrain.
Attending yesterday's press conference,
Aslam modestly said that he would
do his best to entertain the crowds. The
singer, who is known for his powerful
vocals, gave a brief performance at the
Asked if he would follow the trend of
singers moving on to the silver screen,
Aslam told the Tribune that he has just
completed and is making his debut as an
actor in a movie entitled Bol. It is the second
film by acclaimed Pakistani director
Shoaib Mansoor. The singer plays the
role of a doctor in the film which was shot
in Karachi and Lahore. It is expected to
be released next year. "I am open to and
looking for a good script,” he added.
Aslam, began his solo singing career
in 2004 and became more popular in
India than in his home country. At present
he is among the top artists in Bollywood
and all the latest hits in the industry are
sung by him.
He has massive appeal to young people
and elders alike not just in the subcontinent
but globally and has performed in
more than 200 live concerts in various
parts of the world, including Pakistan,
India, the UAE, Oman, the USA,
Norway, the UK, Bangladesh, Mauritius,
Malaysia, Canada, Thailand and Bahrain.
His latest Bollywood venture is
Prince, in which he has sung four songs
composed by musician Sachin Gupta
who has had a number of hits with Atif in
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