A recent pop music platform emerged in Pakistan and has made waves quickly for its full-of-beat renditions, limited but alluring originals, and exciting performances.
Irrespective of his originality and his fair share of music and also into acting. But somehow one singer despite making his music shine across borders but still didn’t manage to be old enough to kick out sensation for a local branded music platform. Sad! That singer is, Asim Azhar!
For those who don’t know who is he? Let us introduce Asim Azhar to you all, born on 29 October 1996. Azhar is the son of Pakistani veteran actress Gul-e-Rana. He gained attention after his performance for Coke Studio Season 9. Further, he gathered most of the attention with PSL 5 Official Anthem “Tayyar Hain,” along with Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, and Haroon. He has also received an accolade for a best stylish performer at PSA in Dubai. His songs “Tera wo Pyaar” with Momina Mustehsan and “Jo Tu Na Mila” featuring Iqra Aziz crossed over 100 million views on Youtube. The singer recently came into the limelight after his split up with the actress Hania Amir, they both were rumored to be in a relationship. In 2019, Azhar also had an album with an Indian record company and a Bollywood single “Humraah” for the movie Malang planned for release. Due to the cross-border tension between the two neighboring countries, the record company didn’t credit the singer, but Azhar received love and appreciation making the song a massive hit among fans in both states!
The singer has recently collaborated with PUBG Pakistan. And sang “Khelta Jaa” as an anthem PUBG MOBILE, with 3.3M views on Youtube in just one week!
How old is Asim Azhar?
Now you must be wondering with having so much love and experience under his belt, how old one should be to get dropped from a music show? Well, Asim is quite young to be a person for endorsing a Nicotine brand. Turns out, Asim Azhar, who kick-started his career as a singer on YouTube and became one of the most loved pop artists of Pakistan, would not be a part of this brand new branded show, despite recording two songs for it.
According to sources and reports, Asim Azhar was initially going to be a part of the platform until he was told he could not endorse a nicotine product. “Azhar recorded two songs for the outlet but the company decided not to release his tracks, excluding him because of his age, which is 24.”
Apparently one has to be 25 or above to promote nicotine as per their internal legal requirement, though, the government allows 18 and above. This could easily be a matter of lack of planning on the producer’s side, considering how legal contracts get made before any show. And songs being recorded and shot already are not having the window in the show is still a question mark for fans and followers. Both Azhar and the Executive Producer of the show Bilal Maqsood refused to comment on the matter.
According to another source stated that his age wasn’t going to be a problem at first, but right before the show was about to launch, the singer was told otherwise. We might see Azhar performing and wooing his fans with his melodious voice next year we will see the singer spell magic on the platform’s floor, but for now, his fans have to wait patiently for a whole year.
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