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News |  01 Jun 2007 02:51 |  By RnMTeam

Pakistani singers from Atif Aslam to Mustafa Zahid!

MUMBAI: Mahesh Bhatt`s obsession for melodies from Pakistan continues with Mohit Suri`s Emraan Hashmi-starrer AWARAPAN. Not many years back, Bhatt discovered Atif from Pakistan and used his hit tracks in ZEHER and KALYUG.

With Atif becoming a household name in India, it`s the turn of talented twenty-something Pakistani youngster, Mustafa Zahid, to come under the illustrious Bhatt umbrella. Mustafa`s `To Phir Aao` from AWARAPAN has become an overnight rage and is on its way to becoming a cult hit like the tracks on the Bhatts` erstwhile soundtracks.

Not many know that vocalist Musti (as Mustafa is fondly called) formed the ROXEN band a few years back in Pakistan with Jawad Muhammad (known as Jodi) on rhythm guitars. Later on Omar Farooq joined them on bass. The name suggested by Musti`s friend Kashaan has been derived from Roxen-e-Deewar, which means a light inlet in the prison.

It seems Khurram from Jilawatan Productions in Pakistan was in touch with Mahesh Bhatt. The latter liked `To Phir Aao` and the track found its way into AWARAPAN.

"To Phir Aao is my film`s signature track," says director Mohit Suri. "It`s one of the most brilliant numbers I`ve heard. We have it in three different versions on the soundtrack - lounge, rock and remix. It`s already playing in the clubs. People are loving it," he signs off.