Pakistani rock star Ali Azmat has another feather in his cap – his famous number “Bum Phatta” has made it to Hollywood, Koolmuzone.pk has reported.
The song will feature in Mira Nair’s upcoming flick The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid’s bestseller novel.
Nair – An Indian producer/director based in New York has previously directed Salaam Bombay!, Vanity Fair, Monsoon Wedding and Namesake.
“Bum Phatta” has been making the rounds online and has already been deemed a hit. The song’s dynamic appeal lies in the straightforward lyrics that, supposedly, explain the sentiments of the general, struggling public.
Azmat’s political standpoints have created quite a stir and his name is now in the headlines more for his political advocacy than his music. It is not rare to see Azmat debating or arguing with critics on online forums, such as Twitter, or on interactive television shows.
It had earlier been announced that Pakistani model/singer Meesha Shafi of Overload and “Jugni” fame has been cast in the film.