Asif Akbar to make Bollywood debut


Entertainment Report :
Popular Bangladeshi singer Asif Akbar is set to make his mark in Bollywood, the heart of Indian cinema. With a career spanning over two decades, Asif has been a prominent figure in the Bangladeshi music industry since
his debut in 1998 with the hit track
‘O Priya Tumi Kothay.’
His talent has been recognised with numerous awards, including the prestigious Meril Prothom Alo Award for Best Singer (Male) for five consecutive years from 2001 to 2005.
Asif’s latest venture takes him to the vibrant world of Bollywood where he recently recorded a track at the esteemed KM Studio
of AR Rahman and Yash Raj Studio.
Impressed by the
studio’s arrangements and atmosphere, Asif expressed his gratitude and excitement on his official Facebook page.
He shared, “My heart overflows with gratitude for making my mark on Bollywood, carrying the pride of Bangladesh on my shoulders. With Allah’s grace and the love that surrounds me, my path stretches endlessly.”
Although the title of the movie remains undisclosed, Asif’s entry into Bollywood continues a legacy of Bangladeshi singers leaving their mark
in Indian cinema. Previously, artistes like Runa Laila, Andrew Kishore, James, SD Burman, and more
have lent their voices to Bollywood projects.
Notably, James, another Bangladeshi sensation, made waves in Bollywood with his playback for the film ‘Gangster’ in 2005. His song ‘Bheegi Bheegi’ became a blockbuster hit,
dominating the Bollywood Hit List
for over a month. James continued to collaborate with renowned composers like Pritam, contributing to films like ‘Woh Lamhe’ and ‘Life in a Metro’. His last Bollywood song, ‘Bebasi,’ was released in 2013 for the film ‘Warning’.
Asif Akbar’s foray into Bollywood marks a new chapter in his illustrious career and promises to bring the rich musical heritage of Bangladesh to
a global audience.