After much controversy, Asim Azhar’s Bollywood song “Humraah” from the movie “Malang” has finally released on YouTube and is making strides. With the film starring Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur in leading roles, Humraah marks Asim Azhars debut in Bollywood.
This song came under fire after India-Pakistan tension rose and all cultural collaborations between the two countries were suspended. Although Azhar had written and composed the song, he was not allowed to use his vocals at the time, and Asim was replaced with a version sung by Sachet Tandon. The lyrics for the song have been penned by Kunaal Vermaa.
But now Asim Azhar has released the song powered by his own vocals on YouTube.
Earlier, the singer took to Instagram to share the song’s teaser.“Tomorrow, my first song for Bollywood. #humraah #malang,” wrote Azhar.
Talking about the song and the story behind its release, Asim’s close friend Hania Aamir in her Instagram stories shared, “I remember being really, really upset when things went bad [between India and Pakistan] and we found out that Asim’s voice may not be used and his name would not be anywhere. Everyone who had heard the song and knew about it was pretty upset.”
“I even had a grudge for some time,” she continued. “But for some reason, Asim was very calm about it and had no bitter taste. When the song released in someone else’s voice, Asim still did not let it bother him and he shared with us that he will make his own video and release it later.”
The audiences so far love the new rendition of the song as it has been trending on YouTube in Pakistan.
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 27, 2020
Asim also announced that he was now also part of 100 million club, he said on Twitter
100 MILLION VIEWS. ♥️ #jotunamila
And it gives me immense honour to become the youngest & only the 4th Pakistani artist (after Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sb, Atif Aslam & Momina Mustehsan) to have 2 or more songs in the 100 million club. 😊 thank you. I love you guys. pic.twitter.com/T8donMa54H
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 4, 2020
Azhar was also a part of the official PSL anthem Tayyar Hain, along with legendary singers like Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar and Haroon.