With new show, Shafqat Amanat and Ahsan Khan hope to bridge Pak-India divide

Published 21 Oct, 2015 04:02pm

In Asia's Singing Superstar, contestants from Pakistan, India and UAE will compete to prove their musical mettle

Images Staff

Irfan Ul Haq

A new music competition show will soon hit the airwaves, and it will do more than just seek the region's best singing talent.

Asia's Singing Superstar — a Zee TV production being shot in Delhi — will see two Pakistanis in the limelight: Shafqat Amanat Ali and Ahsan Khan will be one of the show's judges and hosts respectively.

Asia's Singing Superstar will also be broadcast by Geo TV

Ahsan Khan hopes that the show will play a part in fostering friendly relations between Pakistan and India.

"Given the current situation when radical elements are trying their best to ruin political ties between the two countries, this particular show can play a role to [relax] the tense moods on both sides of the border," Ahsan said to Images.

Contestants during the auditions of *Asia's Singing Superstar*
Contestants during the auditions of *Asia's Singing Superstar*

In the show, contestants from Pakistan, India and the UAE will be divided into two teams. While one team will be mentored by Shafqat, the other will receive the guidance of renowned singer/composer Shankar Mahadevan, the show's second judge.

Ahsan will be hosting the show with Indian playback singer Shweta Pandit.