PAKISTANI singer Atif Aslam, who crooned his way into the hearts of Indians with Bollywood songs, has revealed he has acting offers from the industry and is open to them. â€œArtists donâ€™t belong to any nation,â€ he says.
â€œI would like to act in a Bollywood film. Itâ€™s not my forte, but I want to give it a try,â€ Aslam told IANS on telephone from Lahore. He is appreciated not just for his singing abilities but also for his suave looks and style statement.
â€œI have various offers from Bollywood but nothing has been finalised. I am reading scripts at the moment. Once something is finalised, I will make an official announcement,â€ he added.
Aslam gained popularity in Pakistan with his band â€œJalâ€. He made his presence felt in India with the song â€œAadatâ€ in the film â€œKalyugâ€. He became a name to reckon with, delivering hit songs like â€œWoh lamheâ€ from the film â€œWoh Lamheâ€, â€œPehli nazar meinâ€ from â€œRaceâ€ and â€œBakhudaâ€ from â€œKismat Konnectionâ€.
â€œMusic is an art form that has no boundaries. Artists donâ€™t belong to a nation; they should be free to work wherever they want to,â€ he said.
However, the singer has kept his Indian assignments limited. When asked for the reason, the 26-year-old said he believes in quality rather than quantity.
â€œI have always focussed on quality work and not quantity. I am not singing just for money and fame. I am singing for myself because I like it. Thus, selecting a few but nice songs was a conscious effort. The lyrics of a song are very important to me,â€ he said.