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Pakistan’s Quratulain Balouch says singing for Pink became ‘mandatory’

Singer Quratulain Balouch who has sung for the upcoming Bollywood film, Pink, says the singing for the film became ‘mandatory’ for her after she knew its theme.

music Updated: Aug 31, 2016 16:54 IST
Pakistan’s Quratulain Balouch

Quratulain Balouch has sung for the Amitabh Bachchan film Pink.(QBworld%20/Facebook)

Pakistani singer Quratulain Balouch who has lent her voice to the song Kaari kaari from the upcoming Bollywood film, Pink, says singing for this film became “almost mandatory”, her reason being personal.

It is the story line of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink which struck an instant cord with Balouch, popularly referred as QB by her fans, the Express Tribune reported.

“Ronnie Lahiri, (one of) the producer(s) of the film, shared the concept of the song and story that highlights rape culture and the biases attached to it... How our society vilifies women, especially when they show defiance against the usual norms and dare to speak up,” she said.

Watch Kaari kaari from Pink here:

QB admits she could not resist being part of a film that was questioning all of this.

“I have made my way out of a feudal system so giving the song my voice became almost mandatory,” added the singer, whose song Baliye (Laung gawacha) from Pakistan’s Coke Studio Season 9 has also become a rage.

Watch Baliye from Pakistan’s Coke Studio Season 9 here:

The trailer of Pink, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, caused quite a stir with Indian cinematic legend Amitabh posing some hard-hitting questions in a courtroom.

For fans of Pakistani TV show Humsafar, starring Fawad Khan, QB is the singer behind its title track.

Apart from QB, Pakistani singer Faiza Mujahid has also worked on another song for Pink. It is titled Jeene De Mujhay.