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Strings Singer Faisal Kapadia Talks About the Immense Love Pakistani Music Band Got from India

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Faisal Kapadia is “celebrating right now”. The singer of the iconic rock band Strings, which last week announced its break-up after going strong for 33 years, reveals a bittersweet tone of voice as he speaks. It wasn’t an “easy decision” for him, or Bilal Siddiqui — the other half of the original band — to “end the journey”. But, as Faisal puts it, the timing couldn’t have been better. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Pakistani Lookalike Aamna Imrann’s Pictures And Videos Go Viral.

“Bilal and I have had this discussion of when do we finish it. Of course, we could have gone on to play till we were 65-year-olds but then we didn’t really want it to come to a point where it started feeling like a chore, or we started getting bored. We didn’t want it to come to a point where we just didn’t enjoy music anymore,” he adds. Pakistan Authorities, Owners of Ancestral Houses of Bollywood Actors Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor Urged to Settle Property Rate.

Hence, the decision “to pull the plug” was taken, not just because the band was worried about getting to a point where they would stop enjoying making music, but also because they realised that there’s a lot they were missing out on, and it was time to go “beyond concerts, music and Strings”.

“Pandemic in a way helped us to get that perspective. It wasn’t as if we didn’t enjoy our tours and concerts. But for the last 30 years that’s all that we did, and we missed all our kids growing up. They are now about to graduate and go to college, and suddenly we realised there’s this whole other life that we are missing out on,” he says.

“The decision to pull the plug, when there is life in it is very difficult. I am celebrating right now, but a roof that was there for 33 years is now suddenly gone. But we had to do it someday, and this was the best time I feel, because there’s much to life beyond just concerts, music and Strings,” he says. The reaction of people, ever since the announcement, been “overwhelming and so surprising to see”, Faisal says. Many have signed an online petition asking the band for one last performance.

“Usually the kind of love (we got after announcing the break-up) people get after they die. But we got to see it while we are alive and I am just so and so grateful for all of that. It has been the most overwhelming and the most humbling experience (to see the kind of reaction we got). It was something we did not anticipate at all,” he says.

One of the many memories during this “journey” that lasted more than three decades that Faisal has, is the amount of love the band received from across the border in India — especially since they released their third album “Duur” in 2000, after the band’s seven-year hiatus.

“I am still speechless when I think about the kind of love we got from India. They never ever made us feel like we were outsiders or we were from Pakistan. In fact when they learnt that a Pakistani band called Strings was performing, they started making more noise and they started enjoying more!” he recalls.

“And then we got to work with some amazing human beings and some awesome musicians like Hariharan, Indian Ocean, Sona Mohapatra and so many others. It was just beautiful, the entire journey,” he recalls. While the band journey ends here, Bilal and Faisal’s individual journeys go on as musicians. “I haven’t spoken to Bilal honestly about what he is going to do, but I think he wants to explore the world of music production,” he says.

“As for me, I am yet to go to that bookstore and pick up the book about my life where I can know what my next chapter is going to be. I am still processing all this as of now, and I have to yet figure out what I want to really do. Of course I have been doing music for over 40 years now, so I won’t just stop doing that,” he signs off on an open-ended note, just as the band’s timeless songs often do.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 31, 2021 01:37 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and , log on to our onhike.com).

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Radhe: Salman Khan-Disha Patani’s Film Releases on Eid; Dubai Cinema Halls Sees Grand Welcome and Long Queues (Watch Videos)

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Radhe: Salman Khan-Disha Patani’s Film Releases on Eid; Dubai Cinema Halls Sees Grand Welcome and Long Queues (Watch Videos)

Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s much-awaited movie Radhe has finally made it to the cinema halls of Dubai. As promised by Bhai, he released his movie on the occasion of Eid (May 13). For the unaware, the makers of the film have opted for a hybrid release model which means that the actioner will hit the big screens, on OTT platform ZEEPlex, and also on all leading DTH operators. This will also be the first Khan film to release in the international circuit amid the pandemic. Radhe Review: Salman Khan-Disha Patani’s Action Film Gets Mixed Reactions From Netizens (View Tweets).

Radhe had a grand premiere in Dubai on Wednesday (May 12) night and visuals from the same are out on the internet. A video shared by Zee Studios sees band baaja put up at Reel Cinemas. Considering that coronavirus is still in the air, we see fans all masked up standing in the queue at the theatres with an aim to watch Salman on the big screen. Radhe Song Dil De Diya Out! Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez Steal Your Heart With Their Sizzling Dance Moves (Watch Video).

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Meanwhile, in India, Radhe will have a theatrical release in a few states where cinema halls are operational as per COVID protocols. Besides, Salman and Disha, the movie also features Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff playing key roles. Helmed by Prabhu Deva, the film has high hopes attached to it and we all know why. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 13, 2021 12:17 PM IST. For more news and on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Radhe Review: Salman Khan-Disha Patani’s Action Film Gets Mixed Reactions From Netizens (View Tweets)

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Radhe: Will Salman Khan’s Hybrid Release Plan for His Film Change Bollywood’s Box Office Game?

While promoting Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, megastar Salman Khan had promised his fans of a full-time entertainer like all his movies. He had said that the film is full-on entertainment, has good music, superb action and a very good plot. His statement was finally put to test today as Radhe finally made it to the theatres and to OTT platforms for his fans to enjoy. The film which also stars Disha Patani is getting mixed reactions from the audience. Radhe Song Dil De Diya Out! Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez Steal Your Heart With Their Sizzling Dance Moves.

It has not been very long since the film released on OTT platform and theatres, but Twitter has been flooded with reviews about the film. While many said that Radhe is a blockbuster, many called it torture. While a section on Twitter is loving the action sequence and Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s chemistry, another section is disappointed with the weak screenwriting and forced action.

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Earlier Salman Khan requested his fans to say no to privacy. In a promotional video for Radhe, he is seen saying, “It takes the hard work of several people to make one film and it hurts a lot when some take the route of piracy to watch the final product.”

“I want a commitment from all of you that you will enjoy films on the right platform. So this Eid we want a commitment from the audience – no piracy in entertainment,” he added. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai – Salman Khan Requests Audiences to Say No to Piracy as His Film on Eid.

Alongside Salman and Disha, Radhe also stars Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in a pivotal role. The movie is presented by Salman Khan films in association with ZEE Studios. The movie has released in over 40 countries, including a theatrical release in major overseas markets on May 13, 2021, on the occasion of Eid. The film will be available on ZEE5 with ZEE’s pay-per-view service ZEEPlex on the Zee5 OTT platform and all leading DTH operators.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 13, 2021 11:12 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Salman Khan Urges Fans to Say No to Piracy, Says ‘Enjoy Radhe on the Right Platform’ (Watch Video)

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Salman Khan Urges Fans to Say No to Piracy, Says ‘Enjoy Radhe on the Right Platform’ (Watch Video)

Mumbai, May 13: Ahead of the release of “Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai“, superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday made an appeal to his fans to shun piracy and watch his much-awaited film on the right platform. Radhe: Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s Film Trailer Leads To Funny Memes and Jokes Online!

The action- was initially scheduled to arrive in cinema halls but due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the makers decided to release

Radhe” on DTH services, OTT platform and in select theatres on May 13 on the Eid festival. “No piracy in Entertainment. .. #Radhe,” Khan captioned a short video on social media.

It takes the work of several people to make one film and it hurts a lot when some take the route of piracy to watch the final product, said the 55-year-old actor in the clip. Radhe Song Seeti Maar: Salman Khan And Disha Patani Feature In A Terribly Choreographed Hindi Version Of Allu Arjun’s Hit Number From DJ.

“I want a commitment from all of you that you will enjoy films on the right platform. So this Eid we want a commitment from the audience – no piracy in entertainment,” he .

Directed by Prabhudheva, “Radhe” also features Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, and Gautam Gulati. It is presented by Salman Khan Films in association with ZEE Studios. The movie is produced by Salma Khan, Sohail Khan and Reel Life Production Pvt Limited.

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