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Abida ParveenAbida Parveen not averse to Bollywood
05th May 2005  21.50 IST
By PTI  


Having won the hearts of millions of Indians with her Sufi music, Pakistani singer Abida Parveen says she is not averse to singing for Bollywood.

"Many offers have come in the past, but then I was very busy with my work abroad... If some offer from Bollywood comes my way now, I can think about it," says Parveen, considered by many as heir to the late Qawwali legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan .




"However, the Bollywood work would involve writing the songs and the music totally for it," says Parveen, who recently visited New Delhi for a Sufi music festival.

"At the moment, I am in discussions with a Mumbai-based composer for bringing out a tribute album on Baba Bulle Shah," she says.

The Sufi singer says her work revolves around stage performances and bringing out Sufi albums which itself is a "full time job." She has the reputation for making thousands of her fans weep when settles into a trance.

"Sufi Allah ke Ishq me Jalta Hai magar logon par marham ka kaam karta hai (Sufi burns in love of Allah but soothes the mortals)," she says about her work.

The 51-year old singer is no stranger to India, with having performed here even during troubled times. "Music is the best way to achieve peace and in Sufism there is only peace," she says.




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