The vocalist sincerely visits about getting the money for checks, being a fan, family and how the Bollywood boycott didn’t generally upset him
The primary leg of our meeting starts a little while back, before the Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed ruin everywhere throughout the world. Atif has a very fast calendar, having quite recently come back from a show visit through Europe, he is going to leave for a shooting tryst in Gilgit.
Our meeting happens on a day in the middle.
Before long, however, life changes. The nation sinks into a lockdown with an end goal to control a mass flare-up of the coronavirus. Coming back from Gilgit, Atif self-secludes.
A great deal that we had discussed only a couple of days prior — diagramming his profession direction of sold-out shows, record-breaking YouTube hits and a ‘hamd’ that began a year ago’s Coke Studio (CS) with a high — appears to have a place with a past world.
A mental breakthrough
With a destructive infection spinning out of control, shows may not happen for quite a while. The world economy is spiraling downwards, and quite possibly’s high-spending tasks, for example, CS may get deferred. Global backers are probably going to do not have the fortitude to support melodic occasions at any point in the near future.
Conversations unavoidably start spinning for the most part around preventive measures against the coronavirus and its consequences for Pakistan’s delicate economy.
What’s more, it is on this sullen note that I start my second discussion with Atif: would he say he is stressed over how the present emergency may hamper his melodic vocation?
His answer is distinctively philosophical: “The world has ground to a halt. Each business is in lockdown. Individuals can’t supplicate in mosques and they are confined from visiting Makkah and Madinah, the most sacrosanct urban communities for all Muslims. That is what I’m stressed over. I’m stressed that we as a whole need to continue relaxing. No, I’m not stressed over cash at the present time.”
Atif proceeds, “What worries me is the destiny of every day wage laborers. In the event that the lockdown against this pandemic proceeds, by what method will they endure? I’m stressed for our PCPs. They are on the forefronts at the present time and need to feel increased in value. We need them to maintain working in control to guarantee our nation’s endurance.”
Every so often back, he transferred a video on his Instagram account, praising the endeavors of social insurance laborers, the legislature and the military. Another video expressed gratitude toward PM Imran Khan specifically.
“It is imperative to recognize and welcome all that these individuals are accomplishing for us. Many individuals informed me and revealed to me that they felt better in the wake of watching my posts. Specialists from everywhere throughout the world said that they felt energized. It’s likewise significant right currently to leave governmental issues aside, quit pointing fingers, and stand together.”
His fans — a titanic after that calls themselves ‘Aaadez’ — were worried that he had been going when the coronavirus had just barely broken out.
“My fans truly keep an eye out for me, and I’m fortunate to have them. What’s more, truly, when they discovered that I had been voyaging, they were concerned,” he says.
“In my vocation, however, there are a ton of times when individuals claim to be my companions. The before I know it, they will ask me to simply show my face at their occasion. For what reason would it be advisable for me to? Is that why they become a close acquaintence with me?”
“Indeed, even half a month back, when I got injured in front of an audience while acting in the UK... A few young ladies were expanding their telephone towards me, needing to take a selfie yet I disclosed to them that they were excessively far away and I was unable to snap the photo with them, and they chose motivation to toss the telephone at me and it hit me on the head. I figured out how to recuperate and proceeded with the show yet there was some growing later… and, after its all said and done fans began informing, stressed on the off chance that I was good.”
Being a fan without fringes
It is this fan following, spread out over the world, that has consistently prodded on Atif’s profession. Maybe, they are the principle motivation behind why he isn’t terrifying as the coronavirus injures the world economy.
“There are highs and there are lows. My work in Bollywood went to an abrupt end however that didn’t stop me, did it?” he brings up.
“Notwithstanding the boycott, it was apparent how adored I was by enthusiasts of Bollywood music. The hashtag #UnbanAtifAslam was drifting on Indian Twitter when my melody was expelled from the soundtrack of the film Notebook. It wasn’t something that I coordinated. I’m simply honored,” he grins.
We rewind back to some time prior, when Atif had been one of Bollywood’s most desired playback artists, until elevating Indo-Pak pressures carried everything to an end. Every single Pakistani craftsman, including Atif, were prohibited from working in the Indian film industry.
Was this bothering for Atif, given that he had sung a portion of Bollywood’s greatest hits lately and the boycott indiscreetly ignored his accomplishments, just as remove a rewarding wellspring of income for him?
“No, it didn’t upset me. I’m not from their nation and the way that I figured out how to accomplish such a great amount of work in another nation is sufficient for me,” he says.
“Regardless of the boycott, it was clear how adored I was by aficionados of Bollywood music. The hashtag #UnbanAtifAslam was slanting on Indian Twitter when my tune was expelled from the soundtrack of the film Notebook.”
The film’s record mark likewise lost a million supporters when it expelled his tune ‘Baarishein‘ from their YouTube channel. Fans obviously were unsettled and the melody must be returned up once more.
“It wasn’t something that I organized. I’m simply honored,” he grins.
As indicated by him, the boycott didn’t hurt him monetarily. “For as far back as hardly any years, my profit have been from shows. Also, fans from India, Pakistan and all over still come to see me perform. The tickets are as yet selling out!”
He brings up that numerous new artists get captivated by corporate culture, and wind up being underestimated.
“It’s significant for craftsmen to ensure that they direct what occurs in their vocation. A corporate support will eventually just be paying special mind to itself and may not satisfy its guarantees. Specialists need to keep concentrated on making great music, and procuring from it.”
He proceeds, “We have seen such a large number of craftsmen being overlooked — cricketers, entertainers, performers who were hugely famous in their time however who wound up devastated in their mature age. It’s imperative to be business-adroit.
“In any case, this doesn’t imply that I would prefer not to be associated with ventures that I put stock in. On the off chance that one day, I get the chance to work together with a craftsman that I have consistently admired, I would cheerfully think about it. In my vocation, however, there are a ton of times when individuals claim to be my companions. The before I know it, they will ask me to simply show my face at their occasion. For what reason would it be advisable for me to? Is that why they gotten to know me?”
This is, obviously, the trap of being one of the nation’s most well known performers. Who are his companions at that point?
“I have a little system of companions. What’s more, I have two children. They are my companions. The child is extremely youthful and, in this way, the senior one has become my obligation.”
And keeping in mind that isolated at home, he is getting a charge out of investing energy with his infant. He additionally simply praised his wedding commemoration.
“I have fundamentally been working like a machine every one of these years. I’m truly getting a charge out of simply investing energy with the child, playing with him, seeing him snicker. My better half and I might not have gone out to commend our commemoration however we esteemed the way that we were all home, together, solid.
“Things might be diverse at the present time, they may have eased back down yet what I’m intended to procure, I will gain.”
Furthermore, what will be, will be. Astute words from a rockstar with a solid philosophical side. In these troublesome occasions, a touch of reasoning can help we all keep the confidence.