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I covered Kaifi’s song to heal myself and my broken heart: Aima Baig on ‘Pyaar Hua Tha’

‘What I have learned is that keep your personal life to yourself; there’s just no other way around it’

Kaifi Khalil’s Kahani : Suno’s heartbreaking but soulful music has touched many hearts, including the celebrated singer Aima Baig. So much so, that the Do Bol crooner has released her own rendition of the melody, along with an official video. However, many fans seemed unimpressed with her take on the track.

The Baazi singer announced the debut of her official video on Instagram. In the videos that have been posted online, Baig can be seen wearing a shimmering outfit and gazing intently into the lens. “Pyar Hua Tha It’s available now!” In the post’s caption, Baig urged her followers to watch the entire movie on YouTube.

In an interview with Independent Urdu, Baig claimed that while she was recording the song, she could truly identify to it. The singer asked, Kaifi for permission to work on the song and he happily agreed,” the singer shared. “He said he wanted to listen to what his track would sound like in my voice. He was excited about it.” Then she continued, “As soon as I heard the music, I fell instantly in love. I fell in love with his voice, the words, and how much I could identify with the song at the moment. Since I was experiencing a similar grief at the time, I could relate to the song.”

Regarding the heartache, Baig continued, “Everyone knew my heart was broken; it’s on the mend now! I believe Kahani Suno was a major factor in my recovery.” She remarked, “There’s a famous saying that when an artist is heartbroken, there’s a certain glow about them. But I was having writing problems. Nothing came to mind for me at all. However, as soon as I heard the song, I thought to myself, “Kaifi is clearly expressing what I want to convey.”

Baig noted that instead of arguing with trolls on social media, she lets her art speak for itself “My problem—I don’t know if it’s a problem or a quality—is that I would never go online and get into a contentious argument with my followers. I don’t answer every comment, sorry. I believe that the greatest way for an artist to express himself is through his art, and since Kaifi’s song Kahani Suno perfectly captures my feelings, singing it just made right. Maybe he was experiencing something similar.”

Baig went on to say that she didn’t particularly care how people responded to the song. “To comfort myself and my broken heart, I covered this song. But I’m happy that the music is being well received. I believe that it also helped because Kahani Suno didn’t have a female counterpart. Less than 24 hours after its first release, I heard it was trending. But I never considered whether it would become popular or not. I didn’t really give a damn about this; I was just singing the tune. This was for my own personal recovery “She commented.

Speaking about the video, Baig stated that Adnan Qazi, the filmmaker, made the spontaneous choice to shoot it. Baig remembered, “I was at Adnan’s place and we were listening to my cover of the song.” He informed me that he has a dress that he wants me to wear so that we may film the advertisement there, in his home. Within the following four to five hours, we had finished the video. His residence served as the setting, and we did it there and there.

The crooner also admitted that when she did an item number, she was frequently the first singer chosen. But Baig said that she had consistently declined the offer. “I used to often remark that for the time being, I’d prefer to just concentrate on the singing aspect. But I never questioned why I didn’t sing my own tune. I frequently got the chance to shake hands with the performers from the same video. But all I would be doing is singing along gleefully. I should note, though, that I was a big fan of playback singing. However, right now I just want to focus on my unique tracks.”

Baig went on to discuss the issues with social media and cyberbullying. The Qalabaz Dil vocalist drew a lesson from her own experiences and suggested maintaining personal privacy. She joked, “Everyone should avoid social media.” “It is equally harmful even if it is crucial to your success. It is so toxic that it becomes the only reason many commit suicide, give up their jobs, and experience despair, as I did. Allah called me while I was broken a long back. I made Umrah with my father because I had to see the Ka’bah.”

Baig relayed that everything has a purpose as she concluded her conversation. “There is no other option, I’ve realised, than to keep your private affairs private. Why should you do it anyway when individuals aren’t sharing their daily affairs with you?”