29 Jan 2024
The UK High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott, on Monday extended an invitation to British singer Zayn Malik for a tour of Pakistan.
This invitation came after Zayn Malik's collaboration with the Pakistani band ‘Aur’ on an Urdu song.
The UK diplomat expressed enthusiasm for the UK-Pakistan Urdu collaboration, encouraging Zayn Malik to consider planning a tour in Pakistan.
“Time to plan your Pakistan tour, @zaynmalik! Loving this UK-Pakistan Urdu collaboration with Aur,” her post read on ‘X’.
The UK High Commissioner shared a BBC interview featuring the ‘Aur’ band on his 'X' post.
In their interview with the BBC, the Pakistani band Aur expressed that collaborating with Zayn Malik on a Urdu single was "a dream come true."
Bandmate Raffey Anwar highlighted the expansion of their audience, stating, "Previously we only had a Pakistani audience, now we have people from the UK, Brazil, China... so it feels very good."
A music video featuring British pop star Zayn Malik duetting with Pakistan's rising band Aur on an Urdu song took social media by storm. Fans loved Zayn's unexpected foray into Urdu singing and the catchy melody of the track.
The viral video presented an updated version of the 2021 song 'Tu Hai Kahan' by the hip-hop band 'Aur' on YouTube, where Zayn Malik contributed by singing some of the lyrics in Urdu.
Global music sensation and British singer Zayn Malik has deep roots in Pakistan, with both his parents hailing from the country.