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Pakistani dentist with a tune

For Adeel Chaudhary music fans are his patients.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 19:16 IST

He’s the young new face of Pakistani music. One single and less than a few days of it, he’s already topping charts and is also endorsing Pepsi back home. Meet Adeel Chaudhary, a 22year-old dentistry student whose debut single Mere Haniya infuses elements of electronica with pop-music. Also it is one of the first animated video from Pakistan.

He has his target set on pop-music but believes firmly in the concept of being a rockstar.

“Anyone who can rock an audience silly is a rockstar,” retorts the man who says attitude is his middle name. Though he brings forth the charm of Urdu and Punjabi in his work, his outlook is very his generation as he dabbles with electronica and hip-hop and oth er forms of popular dance music.

Adeel says that he chose his vocation while he was all of nine. “It’s not easy to convince your parents to take up music in Pakistan, I too had my share of trouble but I knew I had to do this,” says the man who usually likes to compose his own music and do the lyrics too.

Though he is yet to release his album in India or in Pakistan, he is already flooded with tour offers from various parts of the world. But he says India will feature lavishly in his scheme of things. “I just loved the response I got there. I’d like to work in Bollywood but I’m not looking at playback as a career.” If you like Rabbi sufi-rockish Bulla ki jana, check out Adeel’s Ki jaana main kaun inspired by the famous Bulle Shah’s kalaam, well this time it’s electronica style. “I made the song three years back but by then Rabbiji had already released his hit number, so I decided to hold back,” says the guy who draws his inspiration from Enrique Iglesias, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Junaid Jamshed, the first popstar of Pakistan.

First Published: May 27, 2006 19:16 IST