British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik is making the headlines for his music career in Bollywood. Recently, he covered the Kailash Kher’s hit song Teri Deewani and posted it on Instagram. The video received an overwhelming response from fans, particularly those from India and Pakistan.
Zayn Malik Singing Teri Deewani
Zayn Malik is a celebrated international singer, but singing the Kailash Kher’s epic song Teri Deewani was not less than a challenge. Kailash Kher’s heart-melting voice goes well with the very essence of the meanings of the words in Teri Deewani. It has the power to take the listener on a journey to some wonderland. Given such an attachment to the Kailash Kher’s masterpiece song, it is likely for few fans to feel that Zayn Malik has not done justice with it.
A look at the video shows that Zayn Malik keeping the guitar in his lap is trying his best for singing on top of his voice to get along with the soul of this song. The singer also succeeds in his effort up to certain extent.
Zayn Malik’s Teri Deewani might fail to deliver its meaning, but his apparent British accent is bringing out a universal appeal in the song; it is becoming a voice for a global audience.
A Foundation for Bollywood
Earlier, news about Zayn Malik recording his first Bollywood song went viral. According to reports, the singer is also collaborating with well-known Indian musician AR Rehman for his upcoming album that will have Hindi songs and also Qawwali.
He also appeared on the cover of Elle India talked a lot about his favorite Bollywood songs and movies. In his interview with the magazine, he revealed that Shahrukh Khan Starrer Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham was his favorite movie. And, Chaiya Chaiya song from the film Dil Se was his favorite Bollywood song. He also told that he made his girlfriend Gigi Hadid watch Devdas.
Teri Deewani- A Teaser for Career in New Music Genre
Zayn Malik’s Teri Deewani cover is more like a teaser for his career in another music genre. The former One Direction singer has already given hits like Pillowtalk, Dust Till Dawn and I Don’t Wanna Live forever. His Instagram video shows that he is good at singing in Hindi and targeting another niche in India and Pakistan will not be a big issue for him. Zayn who has Pakistani roots also shared his picture of his father with Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar.
Here is the Kailash Kher’ version of Teri Deewani song.
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