Roxen frontman Mustafa Zahid to direct music for Mahesh Bhatt's Indo-Pak film

Published 06 Jan, 2016 11:05am

Irfan Ul Haq

Mustafa has previously contributed vocals for Bhatt's previous production Aashiqui 2

He is composing "signature Mustafa Zahid music" for the film – Screengrab
He is composing "signature Mustafa Zahid music" for the film – Screengrab

Mustafa Zahid, Pakistani rock band Roxen's frontman, is set to revive his musical collaboration with Bollywood's Bhatt clan, as he has signed on to compose and direct the music for Mahesh Bhatt's upcoming Indo-Pak film.

Zahid has previously sung a song 'Bula Dena' for Mahesh Bhatt's previous production Aashiqui 2, and has contributed various tracks for Bollywood films like Awarapan (where Roxen's hit single 'Tera Mera Rishta' was used), Murder 3, Heropanti and Ek Villian.

Titled Dushman, the Punjabi/Hindi film will have a soundtrack of 3 to 4 songs, Zahid's PR rep revealed. Not only will Zahid be singing some of the songs, he also hopes to introduce some new singing talent from Pakistan in the soundtrack.

He describes the songs he is making for Dushman as "signature Mustafa Zahid music".

Dushman is being written by Mahesh Bhatt's frequent collaborator Shagufta Rafique, who also wrote the script for Aashiqui 2. Popular actor Humayun Saeed had initially signed on to act in the film, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with his own film productions.