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'Music can bind India and Pakistan'

Pakistani band Jal feels that film and music could act in building healthy relations between the two nations.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 12:17 IST

With relations between India and Pakistan showing signs of improvement, Pakistani band

Jal

of

Woh Lamhe, Woh Yadein..

fame feels that film and music too could act in building healthy relations between the two nations.

"More than 80 per cent of people in Pakistan want Indian movies to be screened in Pakistani theatres," Gohar Mumtaz said.

The Pakistani band, which is touring India, performed in Goa to raise funds for the rehabilitating vulnerable women and children in the concert organised by a NGO - Women's Institute for Social Education (WISE).

"Music is one thing which will help both the countries come together. Both countries exchanging music will come as a great help," feels Farhan Butt, lead vocals in the band who sang Woh lamhe..

This young band members feel that though political boundaries have divided two nations, the people are not divided. "Till now we have performed in 15 to 16 cities of India and response of the crowd is enormous," Gohar stated.

The band shot to fame with +woh lamhe+ song which is picturised in movie Zeher.

"We have composed nine to ten songs for our new album and expect to release it by September-October, this year," stated Gohar.

When asked whether this album too would contribute to Bollywood, Gohar quipped,"we will compose the songs, and if an Bollywood film likes to pick it up, it is their look out."

With Pakistani youths inclined towards western rock music trend and Bollywoodbusy with re-mixing, the Jal duo feels that original tracks in the albums would bring in musical revolution in India and Pakistan.

First Published: Mar 27, 2006 14:41 IST