A combo photo of Sonu Nigam (left) and Hadia Hashmi.
Gulf Today Report
Hadiya Hashmi, Pakistan's brightest musical sensation left India’s legendary singer Sonu Nigam in tears by her angelic voice for ‘Bol Hu’.
Sonu Nigam is deeply moved by the Pakistani Nescafe Basement’s song sung by Adnan Dhol and Hadiya Hashmi along with Soch the band.
Last year, one of the most prominent youngsters to have been discovered by Nescafe Basement was the then fifth-grader Hadia Hashmi.
Many, artists and fans alike, lauded her brilliant vocals and the track was hailed as one of the best from the show.
Sonu Nigam shared a video on his social media accounts, saying: "It's been a while since anything has touched my soul like this! What a song, what lyrics, what composition! Wah! Soch the band, kya soch hai!"
"I did not imagine that to this date, there would be a song that could have the potential to make you cry a river, Wow! Amazing”, he said.
“Jaaved Jaafri sent this song to me. I've heard it before but really listened to it for the first time today. Even in today's age, songs that can get one extremely emotional can be composed,” said Nigam wiping his tears. “I never thought it would be possible anymore but it has happened. God bless little Hadia, God bless Soch the band.”
Soon after he posted the video, the band Soch thanked the singer for his kind words. "We have grown up following you and listening to your music so it’s like a dream come true for us. Thank you, Sonu Sir! It is always gratifying and nice to hear something heartfelt like this from a fellow artist across the border."
Xulfi, the producer of Nescafe Basement, then took to Facebook and thanked Nigam too. "I just saw Sonu Nigam's video on Bol Hu and I thought it only made sense that I express my gratitude in a similar manner," he said. "I don't only have one thing to thank him for, there are multiple things. The first thing I would want to thank him for is the way his reaction must have elated the spirits of Adnan, Rabi and Hadia. There's no comparison to that. They would want to work even more seriously towards their dreams. God has given you a gift; do not let it go to waste."
The Waqt singer added, "Another thing I really want to appreciate is the honest reaction from Sonu. We hardly see this sort of response anymore. He made the video while listening to the song. He gave such a beautiful message. The way he felt, how the song touched his heart and his soul, he explained it to all of us. This is how an artist reacts to music. The gratification I felt after Sonu's reaction is unexplainable."
"Thank you, Sonu Nigam! You did an important task with an imperative message that people should not stop pursuing their dreams and should not forget that they have been blessed with a gift. I was not expecting it all. You have made us, made millions happy with your video," Xulfi went on. "Thank you so much! We all respect you from the core of our hearts and our souls. You have given us so many memories, the way you share the meanings behind the lyrics, the melodies you have sung... there are so many examples of the same. And when someone like you praises our work, it's an honour."
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