She names Atif Aslam and Ghulam Ali sahib as some of the greats of the Pakistani music industry
She names Atif Aslam and Ghulam Ali sahib as some of the greats of the Pakistani music industry

She came and was conquered!

Rekha Bhardwaj, singer of hits like 'Namak Ishq Ka' and 'Sasural Genda Phool', lent her vocals to the Bin Roye track, 'Chan Chariya' last year, and it turns out her interaction with the Pakistani film industry left her with a very favourable impression of its music too.

In an interview with The Hindu, she referred to her experience as "an exchange programme."

"They have immensely talented artists like Atif Aslam and Ghulam Ali sahib. There is not a lot of difference between our and their industry apart from the type of music that is being composed," Rekha said.

But she did notice that Pakistani music has one edge over India's:

"Their Coke Studio is way ahead of ours. They don’t kill their verses by sound and keep the essence of their songs alive. They bring their folk music and ghazals together and embellish it beautifully."

That's high praise from one of Bollywood's shining stars - Pakistani musicians must be feeling chuffed!

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