Enough has been said and written about the Pakistani rock sensation Mustafa Zahid who makes his singing debut with Mahesh Bhatt's forthcoming AWARAPAN. However, the Gagan Grewal show on the BBC Asian Network in the UK managed to pin down the 22-year old British-Pakistani singer Annie whose super successful ?Maahiya? track (released 1.5 years back in Pakistan) has also found favour on the soundtrack of AWARAPAN.
"My dad's a bit of a joker! He called me from London when I was in Karachi to say that Mahesh Bhatt had heard ?Maahiya? and wanted to include it in AWARAPAN. I couldn't believe it for a minute but soon found myself flying down to Mumbai to record the track. Everything happened so fast!" she laughs.
The ?Maahiya? music video, currently on air, has been picturised on Annie along with Emraan Hashmi and sultry model Mrinalini Sharma, who debuts in this film. Annie also revealed that her real name was Noorul-ann but that everyone called her Annie!