Bilal Saeed is a singer, song-writer and music producer based in Lahore, Pakistan. Having worked with international artists like Dr Zeus and Amrinder Gill in the past, he is all set to make his musical debut in Bollywood with Mahakshay Chakraborty, Evelyn Sharma starrer 'Ishqedarriyan' which is slated to hit the theatrical screens this Friday.
In a quick chat, Bilal talks about how he bagged Mohabbat Yeh song from 'Ishqedarriyan', his wishlist in Bollywood and more.
So how did you bag the song Mohabbat Yeh from 'Ishqedarriyan'?
Basically, I was in touch with the producer of the film Mr Rajesh Banga for a long time. And they had this song with them for like for a year. So finally when they made the film 'Ishqedarriyan', they thought that this is the right opportunity for me to jump into Bollywood. And they told me that this is the film and we love this song of yours and we think that it can be a part of this film. That's how actually I got into 'Ishqedarriyan'.
You have sung and composed this song. So how was the entire experience for you?
Basically I have been composing and writing since the beginning of my music career. Because it's a passion for me, it wasn't really challenging, it wasn't really hard. But yes, I had to keep this thing in my mind that it's going to be part of Bollywood so, instrumentation was according to the Bollywood flavour.
Any actor in your wishlist whom you would like to lend your voice?
Definitely, there's a huge list for that. Definitely I want to sing for these three biggest Khans of the Bollywood. I would love to see my voice picturized on them, on all the good actors like especially Shah Rukh Khan.
Any music director you are keen to work with?
I am looking forward to work with Pritam, with Mithoon and you know with all these people. They are doing really good job and we have been listening to their music back in Pakistan all the time. So definitely I am looking forward to work with them.
Bilal, a lot of newcomers especially outsiders are plunging into Bollywood these days. So do you think this is the right time for them?
Realistically speaking if there is talent then definitely you know you can find your way. And through Bollywood, it's a world-wide bigger platform than any other platform. So that's why everybody wants to jump in. So I think that there is a right time for everything like for myself I have been like for four years. I have a very good fan base in India, Pakistan and worldwide. So after four years, I decided that this is the right time because I have a fan base who is going to back me with this project we are doing. They will see the video, they will share it. So when you know people who are a part of the film especially the producers and everyone, so they are going to see the response. So they will get back to me next time again that we should do another song. So this is how it works. You need to have your own style of music so that you can add something to the industry. You cannot just come and take everything.
So are you coming out with any singles this year?
Yes, definitely we have so many things in the pipeline. I am working on few singles at the moment and in the next month I will be coming up with a brand new single again.