“Focus on the art. No shortcuts,” Ali Zafar pens a special message for classical music lovers

11:59 PM | 26 Dec, 2023
Ali Zafar
Source: Ali Zafar (Instagram)

An actor, singer, and music composer par excellence, there isn't much left that Ali Zafar hasn't achieved, and when it comes to music advice, he's rarely wrong!

The acclaimed Pakistani singer-songwriter who has been the recipient of national and international accolades — both in music and acting fraternities — has solidified himself among notable names in the music industry both at home and Bollywood. With back to back smash hits under his belt, the Jhoom famed singer is often entertaining his loyal fanbase with melodious beats and educates them on the quality of music. Enjoying a whopping 5.8 million followers on Instagram, Zafar's recent post was no less than a music lesson and a visual/audio treat for social media users.

Sharing a post on Instagram for his loyal audience that enjoys old school classics, the Sajania star posted a reminiscent of “simpler times” when “no mistakes were allowed” and autotune was an alien concept.

Zafar also noted that music emphasized on “poetry and composition” and that singers did “justice” to the songs by expressing emotions as required by the music directors of the time.

The 43-year-old singer also reminded his fans that real art stays embedded in the pages of history and that there really isn't any short cut to fame or excellence.

“For those who are into old school classics. Simpler times. All musicians would rehearse and record together. No mistakes allowed. No auto tuners,” the Teefa In Trouble actor penned.

“Emphasis on poetry and composition with complete justice done by singers to rightfully express the emotion as required by the music director and the screenplay of the film,” he shared.

Zafar then added, “If you want to make it and sustain it. Work hard on the craft. Focus on the art. No short cuts.”

Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina,” Zafar wrote, “is one of my personal favourites during a spontaneous jam,” the singer wrote and tagged Manesh Judge and Noor Lodhi.

“Originally sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar from Abhimaan (1973). 

Composed by Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri 

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan,” he added.

Social media users praised the star for keeping alive classical music in times when autotunes and computers do most of the job.

On the professional front, Zafar was recently seen in Dear Zindagi and Allahyar and the 100 Flowers of God. On the singing front, Zafar's discography saw the addition of recent singles including Us Rah Par, Hum Mustafavi Hain, Mein Ura, Bahadur, Maza Aya, Ho Tum, O Mere Dil Ke Chain and more.

The writer is a staff member.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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