Here's another feather in Farhan Saeed's cap.
His song 'Thori Der' was such a hit with Bollywood director Mohit Suri that he was asked to redo it for the upcoming film Half Girlfriend. Farhan Saeed was only too happy to oblige, turning the Punjabi track into a duet, for which he paired up with Shreya Ghoshal.
Don't the two sound great together?
According to Farhan, "'Thori Der' was released almost two years ago in Pakistan. Mohit loved it and asked me to recreate it for his movie Half Girlfriend. The original was in Punjabi, but we changed the lyrics to Urdu so a wider audience can understand it."
'Thori Der' is a conventional love song, with the video showing Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor having a good time and falling for each other, Arjun more than Shraddha of course. The new version of the song has Shreya Ghoshal singing the first half of the song and it sounds beautiful.
About working with Shreya, Farhan says, "Shreya is an absolute bliss to work with. She puts her soul in every song she sings, it's great to pair up with her on one of my compositions."
It is a pleasant surprise to see such this Pak-India collaboration take place. Farhan is yet another artist who believes that art supersedes all other concerns.
"I think any form of art can blur boundaries, it's just that we have to keep it separate from all that goes down between governments. Art is the best form of people-to-people contact."