Arooj Aftab is stepping into summer with a particular high after the Pakistani musician was featured on Barack Obama’s 2021 summer playlist with her song Mohabbat.
The former US President shared his annual summer playlist on Twitter over the weekend, writing, “Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it’s a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between.”
Aftab’s Mohabbat was featured alongside global artists like Rihanna, Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, and Jay-Z among others with Obama saying, “With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer.”
The ‘surreal’ feat was shared by Aftab herself on her Instagram on Sunday. “Well, this has been wonderful to wake up to! Thank you, Barack Obama,” she said, tagging Obama.
Fellow stars with Pakistani roots including Riz Ahmed, Mira Sethi, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy took to the comment section to laud Arooj Aftab.
Earlier, in 2019, Indian artist Prateek Kuhad made waves after being featured on the same playlist with his hit song cold/mess, which went on to become a bigger hit after Obama’s special endorsement.
Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan is gearing up for her return to television after five years with the series Hum Kahan Kai Sachey Thay.
Fan-favorite Mahira Khan is returning to TV screens after drama Bin Roye (2016) and has joined hands with director Farooq Rind for her upcoming serial. Mahira will star alongside actor Kubra Khan and Usman Mukhtar. The serial is based on Umera Ahmed’s novel of the same name and the script has been written by Ahmed herself. The drama is directed by Farooq Rind and produced by Nina Kashif and MD Productions. The drama tells the story of three characters