profile image

Ali Aftab

Vocalist, Beygairat Brigade; Managing Director, Mishermayl Productions

Writer is vocalist of the band Beygairat Brigade and Managing Director of Mishermayl Productions. He tweets at @aliaftabsaeed
RIZWAN TABASSUM via Getty Images

Amjad Sabri: The Man Who Wouldn't Take Money To Sing In Praise Of Pakistan

When I phoned Sabri, he refused, unlike other artistes, to accept any money for the job of singing the Pakistan national anthem. When I asked him to at least quote a price in case we managed to get a sponsor, he snapped, "Abey bhenchod, apnay mulk ka 'Qaumi Taranah' gaanay ke paisay loon? Tum jisko marzi becho, main nahin lunga paisay(Look, sisterfucker, you think I'll take money to sing my own national anthem? I don't care what you sell, I won't take money). "
24/06/2016 12:42 PM IST