Ali Zafar hits a hat-trick for Pakistan Super League
LAHORE – Ali Zafar has thrice sung the anthem for Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018) titled ‘Dil Se Jaan Laga De’.
Ali composed the official anthem ‘Ab Khel Kay Dikha’ for the PSL debut season and ‘Ab Khel Jamay Ga’ for the second year of PSL, viewed by over 6 million on YouTube alone.
Ali undeniable popularity is manifest in his body of work and songs which connect with the hearts and minds of the cricket fans.
“Two things that lie at the heart of our nation’s DNA are cricket and music and I am extremely fortunate to live these two passions in this lifetime. As exciting as it is to write, compose and to sing PSL’s official anthem for the third time, it was actually quite challenging given that last year’s anthem was such a massive hit,” he said. The star went on to say: “I cannot explain how humbling it was to hear it play from every car, home and in every street when the final came home to Pakistan. In fact, when I was writing it, I wrote the entire chorus based on the vision, hope and dream of cricket returning to Pakistan, and we are very fortunate that it did! This year’s anthem takes that thought further and it is based on a celebration; that last year’s dream was fulfilled, that the PSL embraces the very essence of cricket and pride; that Pakistan and Pakistanis will take the Super League to the next level again this year.” On the acting front, Ali Zafar’s Pakistani film debut titled ‘Teefa in Trouble’, directed by Ahsan Rahim and co-starring Maya Ali is due to release in 2018.