“Hum Duniya Badlien Ge
Hum Ne Khaayee Hai Dil Ki Qasam”
For all those who have been ‘Noori,’ fans since the 90’s would need no introduction to the band and the song itself.
Their most recent collaborative single ‘Dil Ki Qasam’ with the Coke Studio famed vocalist Sara Haider adds a special twist for fans.
A song originally sung by the rock band is now chosen as a soundtrack for a beauty brand reality show, ‘Miss Veet 2016.’ Shot in Sri Lanka.
The new version of the song talks about transformation and finding courage.
Good thing for Noori fans, they managed to make it through without losing their edge.
Sara Haider while talking to Pakistan Today reveals about the experience re-working the song with the revered music band.
“The song is about finding your courage, strength and changing perspective,” says Sara.
Revamping the song is a huge challenge on its own, but what the team was trying to achieve was far greater than that. Bringing a female on board for the new version was a whole new experience. The lyrics needed to be re-written and Shuja Haider came into the scene and wrote all the lyrics.
The basic idea of the show is to take regular girls and not ‘supermodels’ and show their transformation journey. Thus, the song was chosen because ‘it fits into the idea of the show-transformation’.
Another reason why this song was chosen according to Sara is, “This song was never seen in the context of young women fighting to find their own place in the world.”
“It’s about creating a new idea; of not empowering women, but allowing them to find the strength that they already have and channel it towards changing their own circumstances,” added Sara.
When asked about her experience of working on the new version of ‘Dil Ki Qasam’, Sara told Pakistan Today that it was ‘Fantastic and scary at the same time, but all in all, it was a great opportunity to create something new, something different for the audience to see.’
“As someone who has done this for myself, I know how important it is to be reminded that you are strong enough all on your own,” she added.
The video as mentioned earlier was shot in Sri Lanka, and being the beautiful place that it is added a whole new element of ‘WOW’ to the whole Miss Veet 2016 experience.
Talking about her experience the singer tells us, “It didn’t feel like being at work at all because the girls and I bonded very well.”
“We even had a great time bonding with the judges, the place where we stayed ‘Balipitaya’ was an amazing beach, so it felt like a vacation with friends,” she added.
During the interview, Sarah thanked her fans for the immense love and support throughout her journey – the good times and the bad.
Sara also stated that because of all this love she is here to stay in the industry.
“Keep your family close they really get you through the hard times,” she told her fans.
Sarah is all set to release her new single ‘Bhaisaab’ along with a Close-Up web series.
Not only that, she has written and performed a track for Mehreen Jabbar’s recently released ‘Dobara Phir Se,’ something she has been really happy about.
So what the future holds for Noori and Sara Haider, only time will tell.
Watch out for more.
Published in Pakistan Today, December 17th, 2016.