‘Saiyaan’ Song Dedicated To Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Preity Zinta
It’s was quiet hard to figure when did “Ishqk In Paris” hit the screens and when was it taken down. Though the movie didn’t live up to any Preity Zinta’s hopes or the viewer’s hopes at all, it did had something honest to look forward too, a song dedicated to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sung by Rahat composed by Sajid-Wajid (Sajid is himself a die-hard NFAK fan) and written by Kausar Munir. The song is just average and not at all memorable. But the effort put can still be appreciated.
Frieha Altaf with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Old & Rare Picture. Frieha Altaf owner and C.E.O of Catwalk Productions that she formed in 1989 and an ex model, fashion choreographer. Believe me .. you generally don’t expect Modelling Industry people getting into Spiritual Music becoming a NFAK fan ..
We all know and love Malkit Singh for the songs “Gur Nalo Ishq Mita”, “Tootak Tootak Tootiyan”, “Kurri Garam Jayee”, “Dekh li vilyait”, as well as “Chal Hun,” and “Jind Mahi” from the blockbuster Bend It Like Beckham film soundtrack.
Malkit Sing was obsessed with NFAK from late 80’s but could never get a chance to see the man himself. He kept asking people around him so make it possible as soon as possible, and the big day came as a surprise. It was a Sunday afternoon in early 1990 when he got a call from Mohammad Ayyub from Oriental star Agency for a meeting. When Malkit reached there , he was surprised, it was NFAK sitting there waiting for him…. What happened next..
Malkit was over-whelmed with emotions ” It was like Eklavya meeting his great guru, his musical god.” He touched NFAk’s feet and couldn’t dare to sit on chair (on same lever with NFAK), so he sat dawn near NFAK legs … saying the obvious ” I am you biggest fan” , NFAK replied back “I am your fan too , I loved your song Kuri Kad Ke Kalja, you took some awesome places” .. Malkit was speechless , such a great personality and so down to earth. He even went on to ask NFAK to accept him in his Chorus (he wanted to sit and clap behind NFAK) …
When NFAK died, Malkit left his concert in middle (how could he sing), he went to Airport and carried NFAK’s body from Stretcher to his shoulder … he followed his emotional and traditional obligations…