Thursday, June 21, 2007
While much has been written, seen and heard about Pakistani rock sensation, Mustafa Zahid, who made his Bollywood singing debut in Mahesh Bhatt's forthcoming film, Awarapan, not much has been reported about the 23-year old Annie, who is responsible for the chartbusting Maahiya track in the film.
The music video of Maahiya, shot in Mumbai, features Annie along with Emraan Hashmi and sultry model Mrinalini Sharma, who is debuting in Awarapan.
The Gagan Grewal show on the BBC Asian Network managed to capture Annie in Lahore and asked her about how her hit track in Pakistan made its way to the soundtrack of Awarapan.
"I am originally from East London. When I was in Karachi, I remember my dad calling me from London to say that Mahesh Bhatt had heard my song, loved it and was keen to incorporate it in one of his forthcoming films. My dad's a bit of a joker so I thought he was kidding but he wasn't! In no time, Mukesh and Mahesh uncle flew me to Mumbai to record Maahiya for Awarapan, and I'm so glad everything happened so soon," laughed Annie.
Interestingly, when Annie was asked about her real name, she said, "My real name is Noorul-ann. But everyone knows me as Annie."
It seems Annie is currently working on her new album with some top-of-the-line British-Asian artistes, following the success of Maahiya.
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