What’s next for Hadiqa Kiani after music and acting?

Lahore, 25th January: After pop music and acting, the talented singer-actor of Pakistan showbiz industry Hadiqa Kiani has taken another step forward.

Baaghi TV: The multi-talented star who can sing in foreign languages such as Kashmiri and Turkish language, has added qawwali skills to her already shining career.

Hadiqa Kiani recently announced on her Twitter account about the release of her latest score, titled ‘Jannay Iss Dil’.

Kiani’s latest track, ‘Jaanay Iss Dil’, was released today by SufiScore. The song has been composed by renowned tabla player Ustad Dildar Hussain and features Zohaib Hassan on sarangi and Irfan Kiani on harmonium.

The video which is of eight minutes has been directed by Abdullah Haris and produced by Mian Yousaf Salahuddin.

Hadiqa’s wardrobe has been done by Mohsin Naveed Ranjha Mir and jewellery by Huma Adnan.

Talking to Dawn Images, Hadiqa Kiani called qawwali the purest form of music.

She said, “A few months back, I had the privilege of collaborating with the artist who set the rhythm for Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s performances for nearly three decades, Ustad Dildar Hussain. The tabla legend composed this beautiful qawwali for me in the and (style) of a ghazal. It really is one of the great honours of my life to sing this and I am so happy to finally be able to share it with the world.”

Hadiqa also revealed she has been listening to qawwali since childhood, adding that ‘it’s a genre I can listen to for hours’.

She shared, “Working with Ustaad Dildar was exciting and also a challenge, it was a dream come true. There was also anxiety because I was trying out a new genre for the first time but I got so much confidence and support from him; it was really a divine experience for me.”

Listen to the soulful qawwali here:

It is to be noted that Hadiqa Kiani made her acting debut on Hum TV’s drama ‘Raqeeb Se’ alongside stars like Nauman Ejaz, Sania Saeed, Iqra Aziz and Faryal Mehmood.

The Original Sound Track (0ST) of ‘Raqeeb Se’ has been composed by Hadiqa herself, written by her mother Khawar Kiani and produced by Ustad Baqir Abbas.

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