Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was one of the shining lights of Pakistan, the king of Qawwali whose talent is recognised both locally and globally. To celebrate the legend that still lives 19 years on, Coke Studio 9 episode 2 presented Afreen Afreen featuring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Momina Mustehsan.
While the Coke Studio version gained mixed reviews with half the world going gaga over Momina and the other half criticising Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a certain fan decided to steal the spotlight!
Abdullah Qureshi posted a video of him singing Afreen Afreen and took the internet by storm!
He captioned the video, “Sorry Coke Studio, but you missed the most beautiful verse of the song, so I couldn’t stop myself from singing it.
No comparisons please. Khan Saab will always be the King!
What do you think about Abdullah’s version and response to Coke Studio’s Afreen Afreen?
In a post that followed, Abdullah wrote,“I didn’t properly cover the song, that wasn’t the intention, I’ve done that already and that was 3-4 years ago.
I just casually sang the missing verse that was stuck in my head.
Stop comparing guys please”
Well, whatever the case may be, Coke Studio’s miss made Abdullah Qureshi and overnight hit! This is probably what it’s like to be at the right place at the right time.
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