So, the shooting of Coke Studio India (also known as Coke Studio @ MTV) has begun today. Pakistani classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali being the main artist is collaborating with Bollywood playback singer Shruti Pathak. They are recording famous Pakistani song ‘Akhiyan Tu Olay Olay’, which was released in 2004 as part of an album called Sagar by Fuzön, in the first episode of Coke Studio India which is produced and mentored by Leslie Lewis.
Coke Studio India facebook page updated the fans with the following status:
“And the shoot for Coke Studio @ MTV begins. Shafqat being the main artist and Advaita as one of the bands. Akhiyan tu hole hole being performed by Shafqat!”
Bollywood playback singer Shruti Pathak is excited to perform with Shafqat. She said,
“Shooting for Coke Studio today, with Shafqat Amanat Ali… Excitement building up. Wish me luck ”
Coke Studio India will likely air its first episode sometime in June 2011.