Music and films have always united the two countries, India and Pakistan. The musical exchange improved the emotional bond between the citizens of the nations too. This time, the Pakistani band ‘Jal’ has got an opportunity to compose music for a couple of Bollywood movies.
‘Jal’ is not a new name for India. Earlier, in 2005, the band’s former member Atif Aslam sang the song ‘Adat’ for the Bollywood movie Kalyug. The band was formed in 2002 by Goher Mumtaz (vocals and guitar) and Atif Aslam (vocals). The song ‘Adat’ became very popular and went to the top of the charts. Atif Aslam also became popular voice with the song, but severed his ties with the band ‘Jal’ later.
The reformed band is back again after five years, to compose for the upcoming movies of Kaizad Gustad and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Goher Mumtaz, the founder member, who is also the lead guitarist and songwriter, said, “We are composing for some Bollywood numbers and would like to do many more in future.”
‘Jal’ has made an easy entry into Bollywood as their early compositions have already good audience here. This has inspired the band to release their third album in India, in the month of July. Mumtaz added, “We are thrilled to shoot our videos here. Very soon, we will come to India for the last round up tour and a number of meetings. We will also finalize some tie-ups for our next album. Then, we will be back to the studios to focus on our next album, which is almost complete.”
Mumtaz added that the new vocalist Farhan Saeed and Aamis Sheraz have given him the scope to experiment with the sound.