“‘Titliyan’ video set to release after Eid.”
— Bilal Maq sood of Strings
‘Koi Aanay Wala Hai’ had angels fly ing and beau ti ful sky scrap ers, ‘Hum sa far’ took Strings out to Moscow and car ries a sig na ture of mys tery while ‘Jago’ shed light on the under dog and the vigour to fight back. Before these out stand ing videos, there was ‘Aakhri Alvida’ whichÂ was shot on the sets of Shootout at Lokhand wala and ‘Yeh Hai Meri Kahani’ that brought San jay Dutt and John Abra ham inside a stu dio together for the first time, even if it Sanju Baba or John weren’t singing. They were adding star power and a whole lot ofÂ fun.
Now Strings are com ing back with ‘Titliyan’ – another video from their last record. One ver sion of the song is run ning on air waves via Coke Stu dio where Strings debuted the song ear lier thisÂ year.
The new video will be the offi cial one from Strings and has been directed by Soheb Akhtar (famous for direct ing Mizraab’s ‘Ujalon Mein’).
“Titliyan’s video is ready and is look ing good. It is some thing that will take all of us in our own past. It should come out right after Eid,” says Bilal who is tight-lipped about the video concept.
But that’s not all. As UN Good will Ambas sadors, Strings are tak ing the prob lem of HIV and AIDS head-on.
“We’ve just recorded four PSA’s (Pub lic Ser vice Announce ment) with UNICEF which will be aired soon on TV. We inter viewed peo ple in Karachi, Lahore and Islam abad who are liv ing with HIV or are vul ner a ble to con tract ing HIV. We spoke to moth ers who are HIV pos i tive and suc cess fully deliv ered, with the help of appro pri ate med i cines, HIV neg a tive babies. These inter views will be like small doc u men taries which will air around the AIDS day,” says Bilal about their fur therÂ plans.
And after Ramadan, get set for Strings set ting the stage on fire. “We’re plan ning a Pak istan colÂlege tour… 15 con certs in three cities. We’re work ing on this plan with our spon sors,” con cluded Bilal.
Source – Instep Today