Actor-singer Salma Agha, who is best known for her song, ‘Dil ke armaan aansuon mein beh gaye’, from BR Chopra’s Nikaah (1982), where she also played the female lead, is set to make her Bollywood comeback.
Twenty one years after her last outing as a singer in Kachehri (1994), Salma has lent her voice for a song in the sequel to Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyun (2010), which is set to release this year. Incidentally, like the first film, the sequel, too, revolves around homosexuality. Talking about the track, Salma says, “I loved the song. It is not one that will become a super hit, and will never be heard six months after its release. This track had a melody and good lyrics. That’s why I decided to sing it.”
While Salma, who is a British national with Indo-Pak origins, may have been away from the film industry, she says she never stopped singing. “I was in Canada and London, UK. But I have not given up singing. I keep doing shows. An album of my singles will be launched soon,” she says.
Ask her if being part of this film is also a supportive gesture towards the LGBT community, and the 58-year-old says, “I can’t be judgmental about homosexuality. Everyone should have the right to live [life] their [own] way. Lataji (Lata Mangeshkar), being such a senior singer, had lent her voice to the previous film, and I sang for this one.”
Salma also claims that she will take up more singing projects, and will soon share screen space with her daughter, Sasha Agha, who made her Bollywood debut with Aurangzeb (2013). “I will act in a film with her (Sasha). The shooting will start soon,” says Salma.
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