Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had recorded the song Zindagi Ae Zindagi. It’s an emotional track mapping Raveena’s journey as a mother for the film.
We have decided to retain the song as it was recorded before the India, Pakistan tension began,” producer Anjum Rizvi confirmed in a statement.
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Previously, there was also news that film-maker Mahesh Bhatt had approached Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to sing for his upcoming play Milne Do, which will be staged in Delhi in June. And now the update on Rahat’s song in an Indian film could give relief to those who believe art and culture should be kept out of politics.
Maatr – The Mother director Ashtar Sayed, who finds Rahat’s voice mesmerising, said: “The film originally didn’t have any music, but when we started editing the movie, we felt the need for it. So we got some beautiful songs and lyrics for our film.”
In an earlier interview to IANS, Rahat had said he always wants to maintain the “bridge of love” between India and Pakistan.
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Maatr – The Mother is a movie which delves on justice for women who have been victims of violence and rape. It also features actor Madhur Mittal.
Written by Michael Pellico, the film is being produced under the banners CDB Musical in association with Anjum Rizvi Film Co, Manoj Adhikari Production and Pugmark Films Pvt Ltd. It will release on April 21.