Political tensions between India and Pakistan may be at an all-time high but people on both sides of the border are ignoring the negativity and building friendships and relationships. Days after Hrithik Roshan followed Mahira Khan on Instagram, Sonu Nigam posted a picture of himself with Sajjad Ali and recounted their meeting, which took place in March in Dubai.
“This picture is from 19th March when Adel Farooq took us to check and assess Atif Ali’s studio for the first digital live concert that we eventually did on March 22,” wrote Sonu. “Incidentally one of the most respected singers and musicians of all times, and my personal favourite Sajjad Ali bhai was there too with his son and it was so sweet of him to wait till I arrive so we may meet for the first time in our lives.”
He continued: “And then we chatted for an hour and a half.”
“For people who don’t know, his Katna nai is one of my family’s most favourite songs and so was covered by my exceptionally talented sister Teesha Nigam. But before that, I wanted to go about it absolutely respectfully and thus I called Sajjad bhai to seek his permission for the same. It was very very gracious of him to not just give us permission for the same but not even charge for it! That’s called true graciousness,” shared the singer as he showered praises on Ali.
Reposting the picture, Sajjad said that “it was a great pleasure” to meet the Indian singer.
“One of the most sureela singers of our time,” added Ali.
Aww, such cross-border love always warms out heart, especially in these testing times.