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Pakistani artists ruling Bollywood!

The likes of Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, to name a few, have already made their mark in the competitive world of Bollywood.

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 10:26:52 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The likes of Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, to name a few, have already made their mark in the competitive world of Bollywood. Be it casting in the films, or delivering "hit" tracks for those very films, these Pakistanis have surely kept us quite entertained. This trend dates back to the era when Mehdi Hassan gave the most soul-stirring hits to the Indians.

Crossing over the border and making their presence felt in Bollywood with its larger viewer base and far-reaching influence has really helped these artists reach the peak of success in their respective careers. Their consistent work in the industry has lived upto the viewer's expectations and helped them prove their worth in the cut-throat entertainment business.

Ali Zafar's dashing looks, crooning voice, and acting talent has garnered him quite a fan following. His diverse roles in Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and the recently released London Paris New York have got him critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

In the case of the famous uncle-nephew singer duo,  Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, their position in Bollywood as the Sufi authority is unparalleled. Not only have their soulful voices gained them commercial success, but has made them a household name in India.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, in particular, has been particularly active in Bollywood with movies such as Paap (2003), Singh is King (2007), My Name is Khan (2010), Dabangg (2010), among others, featuring his voice.

The man with the boyish good looks, the heart-throb who has mesmerized millions across the globe with his voice, the "Doorie" singer, Atif Aslam, is not far behind his counterparts. He too has made a place for himself in Bollywood with one of the highest female fan following shadowing his every move!

Continuing with the long list, others who have made a spot for themselves in B-Town include singer Adnan Sami and the recent controversy queen, Veena Malik.

One can only speculate over the reasons for these talented and gifted artists to migrate over the border; whether it be due to political tensions or the limited career expansion opportunities in Pakistan or for personal reasons, we sure are glad for their arrival!

We, at BollyCurry, would definitely like to thank them for providing us with countless hours of entertainment!

Author: Mayu
Editors: Fariha & Gunia M.
Graphics: Gurprit K.


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Posted on: 23 June 2012 at 5:22pm
Veena is not in their league!! Just cos she got herself nude doesn't make her famous!!

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Posted on: 19 March 2012 at 4:26am
ali,rahat,atif and adnan sami r surely ruling with their inputs...i personally wudnt put veena on the list along with these talented people..cos 1stly she's on a dif level 2 them and 2ndly she aint ruling @ all... she's jus talked abt cos of her nautanki during BB days which stil continues...

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Posted on: 19 March 2012 at 2:21am
rahat n atif rock it :D

ali is good too :)

veena sucks to hell X_X
Pakistan and India look awsum as friends :)

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 11:24pm
I definitely think these artists and more from pakistan have added so much to the industry! It really is great how Bollywood can be such a diverse melting pot!!! So thankful that we got such great talent!!! And even Veena Malik is indeed filling a role too - providing us entertainment with her antics and controversies! Every entertainment industry needs those ;)

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 9:31pm
Well done Guys!its fantastic to c other people from other countries do well in Bollywood,and because Bollywood is so large it gives them a good platform to do well in there career!I am happy for Veena,I don't think there's anything wrong with wat she does.If people can like Rakhi they can accept Veena too!Good luck to her!

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 9:29pm
@larkipanjaban: duno abt others but i personally dislike veena because first of all she's way beyond item girl...shes done so much and does not admit it
and where all the other artists are making us proud she putting Pakistan's name in shame thats all, i hope i didnt offend u

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 8:42pm
i really like Ali zafar.He is so cute and handsome.and Rahat ali khan voice is awesome and his bollywood songs are also awesome.

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 3:42pm
Proud over them!

But I'm still waiting for a good female Pakistani artist to break through. Maybe women with substance have harder to get attention?

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 2:56pm
Very proud of them.
Keep rocking guys!

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Posted on: 18 March 2012 at 2:19pm
why r u guys against veena malik? just qauz she is a woman? just qauz she tried to be like munni sheela bombat in b-town? dats not a reason to through her out of bollywod, if veena malik is offensive for u so what r still munni sheila jalebi bai alived in b-town, she is just doing the same what others do!

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