Jal to compose for Indian film ‘Qasam Se Qasam Se’

March 1, 2011

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan‘s episode hasn’t stopped Pakistani singers to work in Bollywood.

Pakistani Pop band, Jal is all-set to debut in Bollywood with their first ever composition in an Indian film, reports TOI.

Jal will be composing a song or two for Qasam Se Qasam Se which will be directed by well known Indian editor Ashfaque Makrani, who has edited more then 40 bollywood films like Veer, Deewangee, Apne, Welcome, etc.

Qasam Se Qasam Se that is going on floors, will be Makrani‘s debut film as a film director and Jal‘s presence on board will surely help the popularity of the film.

Farhan Saeed of Jal Spotted at Set of Coke Studio

February 22, 2011

Okay, this is something I have been hearing and reading over and over again by the fans. Since the Atif’s presence in Coke Studio‘s second season, fans have been almost demanding Jal to be featured and a lot of them did expect Jal to be in S3. For quite sometime, all they did get were speculations but well, Mr Hyatt has finally listened to all of you. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Farhan Saeed at the set of Coke Studio

Ali Zafar, Ali Azmat, Ali Hamza, Jal & Sikandar Mufti’s Jam Night Pictures

Pictures from the jam night featuring Ali Azmat, Ali Hamza, Goher Mumtaz and Farhan Saeed from Jal, Sikandar Mufti from Co-VEN and Ali Zafar.

“Ali Azmat rocked it, a power house singer”, says Ali Zafar who recently jammed on some old school rock n roll like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Cold Play, Dave Matthews Band and Eric Clapton with his fellow musicians. Ali also appreciated Kiran Chaudhry, a new young female musician from the band, Caramel, by saying that she has a very “melodious” voice. Ali had a really amazing time with Ali Hamza, Goher and Farhan, and said that they were “awesome”. “Had the best time ever tonight. Jamming on another level”, tweeted Ali.

Jal to compose for top Indian films

June 19, 2010

Music and films have always united the two countries, India and Pakistan. The musical exchange improved the emotional bond between the citizens of the nations too. This time, ‘Jal‘ has got an opportunity to compose music for a couple of Bollywood movies.

The band has two Bollywood movies in the pipeline, Kaizad Gustad’s and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next flicks.

Goher Mumtaz said, “We are composing for some Bollywood numbers and would like to do many more in future.”

Farhan Saeed – “Cafe Rock is all about soul food”

April 23, 2010

“We see ourselves as an incubator for music talent.”
Farhan Saeed of Jal opens Café Rock in Lahore and says it’s all about soul food

Jazib Zahir [Instep today]

Farhan SaeedFrom the solid black exterior to the mahogany interior, Café Rock has carved out a distinct niche for itself among the sea of cafés converging on Hussain Chowk in Lahore. It’s a café with a soul and under the charismatic leadership of Farhan Saeed of Jal it’s been drawing hordes of students and families twitching to try out an alternative culinary option.

When you first set foot in the expanse of the café, you see plenty of what you would expect. There are pastries adorning trays on your right and a long bar tapering off to your left. Plush sofas dot the front and wooden chairs are strewn along the length of the café.

But that’s where similarities with other cafes end. Café Rock takes music seriously. One wall pays homage to luminaries such as Pink Floyd and U2, while another sports handprints of several prominent local artists. Loud music blares in the background and a polished and preened drum set beckons on stage.