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News |  07 Jul 2016 17:31 |  By RnMTeam

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's Zaroori Tha reaches 100 mn club

MUMBAI: In the current times,a 100 million views on YouTube/VEVO for a non-film music video for an original song was never thought to be possible. The maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has just achieved 100 million views for his song 'Zaroori Tha' on YouTube with leading label Universal Music.

The song 'Zaroori Tha' is a love ballad and the music video was directed by Rahul Sud. The video featured the then-real life couple Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon and their heart-wrenching love story.

While speaking on this significant occurrence, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan says, "I am overwhelmed and humbled to have reached this landmark! 100 million views for a non-film song video is incredible and full credit to Universal Music India who made this possible with their sustained efforts. A big 'thank you' to the video director Rahul Sud as well as Gauhar Khan, Kushal Tandon and the entire production team for making such a beautiful music video to my song. I’d also like to thank my producer Salman Ahmed whose vision it was to make such a successful album in `Back 2 Love’. And finally, all my fans out there without whom this achievement would not have been possible! You continue to inspire me to make great music! Thank you!"

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has conquered the film industry over the time. He has lent his voice for some of the biggest Bollywood movies and numerous award winning songs. With the musical genius’ song ‘Zaroori Tha’ reaching the 100 million milestone, the singer’s success continues to fly to dizzy heights.

Managing Director and CEO of Universal Music Group, South Asia, Devraj Sanyal said, “We’ve been working domestic non-film music since the last few years when no other label believed in it. We were pretty much
the only label supporting non-film music and it is historical moments like these that make you feel extremely proud and happy to have continued to support this genre! I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rahat Saab on this achievement and also thank him for giving us such a beautiful song to work with. We look forward to re-creating this magic with him in the future!”

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