This year has been pretty good to singer and actor Farhan Saeed. From four music video releases to a singing-acting role in Udaari and occasional Bollywood projects, Farhan Saeed is on a roll and definitely moving forward! Pakistani musicians and actors have been collaborating with individuals from across the border and seems like Farhan Saeed is doing just that.
The singer recently collaborated with the England based producer Richie Rich and Mumbai-based film-maker Mohit Suri to develop his own album.
“The idea is to work on my singles and the reason why I am collaborating with Richie Rich and Mohit [Suri] is because they want a break from Bollywood music. They feel there are too many item numbers in Bollywood with no soul,” he told The Express Tribune.
“Normally, they ask for your compositions and songs but now I’m doing it differently, being here and working with producers in India.”
The songs are not for any Bollywood movie but Saeed wouldn’t mind lending them to the established film industry as he recently re-worked his song, Tu Thori Dair, for an upcoming film called Half Girlfriend.
“If someone in Bollywood wants to pick up the songs, I can re-record them,” he added.
According to him both, Richie Rish and Saeed, have played to their strengths.
“We are doing fusion music — he is doing what he is best at and I am doing what I am best at and we’ve never done it before,” he said. “Time has changed for music. The idea is to create one good song that touches people and defines you as an artist,” he added.
While talking about the now nearly extinct culture of music videos, the musician complained that in Pakisan people are not really making videos but this song (Saathiya) is his fourth video.
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While the singer is being bombarded with acting offers, he feels that for now, he’s content with working on his music.
“The contrast between the two helps me improve both areas,” said the sing who got to work and sing in Udaari. “These days dramas also have songs so it’s a great time for musicians as it creates more opportunities.”
He also spoke about acting opposite Urwa Hocane in Udaari and revealed that they weren’t satisfied with how ARY Digital’s Mere Ajnabi came out.
“We weren’t satisfied with Mere Ajnabi so we did Udaari and are very happy with the project. There are a few projects where we think it will be better if we do not work with someone else but otherwise we are completely professional.”