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Multi-taskers have no personal life: Atif Aslam

music Updated: Sep 02, 2012 14:38 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
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Pakistani singer Atif Aslam doesn’t just have a fantastic voice, but his good looks have gained him favour and a large female fan base here. Yet, he isn’t inclined towards singing and acting in movies, though he played a small role in the Pakistani film, Bol (2011). “I know there are others (Pakistani singer–actor Ali Zafar) who sing and act in movies, but I’ll not pursue both. I want to focus on music.”

He explains, “My music career will get diluted, so I won’t divert my energies in too many directions. As for movies, I don’t want to force myself into them just because I am getting offers. Multi-taskers have no personal life and no free time because they handle too many things.”

Other Pakistani singers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan have had more hits in the recent past than Atif, but he has no qualms about that. “All other singers are doing better than me and I am happy for them,” he smiles, insisting he’s content with his career. And unlike Adnan Sami, he isn’t inclined to shift to Mumbai for work. “I like my home (in Pakistan) and my bed. I miss my house when I am away for long.”

At the moment, the artiste is eagerly awaiting the singing reality show Sur-Kshetra, where he plays mentor to Pakistani contestants, while singer-composer Himmesh Reshammiya offers guidance to the Indian competitors. “I hope the show erases the image Pakistanis have of Indians and vice versa,” says Atif. “In today’s times, we should shed such notions, which our forefathers harboured, and be open to a new thought process.”

The buzz is that there were some arguments with Himmesh on the show... Atif responds, “Well, he gets excited pretty quickly.”

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