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.
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
'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
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), among others, featuring his voice.
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
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!
Editors: Fariha & Gunia M.
Graphics: Gurprit K.