Pakistani singer Javed Bashir has expressed his happiness at the Bombay High Court’s recent decision to lift the ban on Pakistani artists working in India. The ban, which had been in place for almost seven years, prevented Pakistani artists from working in India. However, the court’s decision has opened up the possibility for Pakistani artists to return to India and continue their work.
Javed Bashir, who has lent his melodious voice to several Bollywood songs, including those from movies like “Cocktail,” “Kahaani,” “Rush,” “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,” and “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara!,” is optimistic about this development and is eager to see how the lifting of the ban is implemented in practice.
He acknowledges the deep connection between Indian and Pakistani music and the love that artists from both countries have received from audiences across borders. Bashir believes that the ban had disrupted this musical connection due to border tensions, and he is hopeful that the ban being lifted is a positive step forward.
Bashir expresses his desire to see the ban completely lifted, allowing Pakistani artists to work in India once again. He believes that Indian and Pakistani music are interconnected with a special cultural bond that transcends borders and should not be severed. The ban has caused difficulties for many artists on both sides, and Bashir hopes for a swift resolution to this issue.
In a special gesture to his Indian fans, Javed Bashir has worked on multiple versions of his song “Yaara” as a dedication to them. Each version will feature different musical styles and variations, showcasing his love and appreciation for his Indian audience. He maintains connections with several Indian artists, such as Pritam, Arijit Singh, and Rashid Khan, emphasising the enduring bonds between artists from both countries.
Javed Bashir’s optimism and dedication to his music exemplify the power of music to transcend boundaries and bring people together, despite the challenges presented by geopolitical tensions.