Behind The Scenes at Atif Aslam's UK Tour!

Anushka Arora , 09 May 2012
Atif Aslam and Anushka Arora
Atif Aslam and Anushka Arora

“Ab toh aadat si hai mujhko aise jeene mein...”

These lyrics ring any bells?

Yes MissMalini lovers! I’m talking about the rockstar Atif Aslam. He graced the UK with his presence with not one but three concerts, the London o2 Arena, The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and final destination Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. And guess what… I was on a roll (and in some serious recovery mode) after compering at the Adnan Sami concert a few weeks ago… I was lucky enough to compere Atif’s concert in Manchester. Make. Some. Noise!!!

So… the original plan was that Sonu Nigam would be attending the O2 concert too, but unfortunately drama had taken place and he wasn’t able to make it. See official press release from Team Sonu Niigam (check attached tweets too.)

Atif Aslam and Anushka Arora
Atif Aslam and Anushka Arora

Anyway… putting that aside, I went to watch and enjoy Atif’s first concert at the O2 arena, the first ever Pakistani singer to perform here. Impressed much?! Atif walked onto stage with green trousers and a black top with a necklace hanging down. Not just that but he was wearing HEADGEAR too made by his brother especially for this concert. Although… it didn’t go down too well with me, but I chose to ignore it as I fell in love with his smile as the evening went on. This was just a taster of what Manchester was about to witness.

Anushka Arora
Anushka Arora

My white and silver blinged out sari at the ready thanks to www.mongas.co.uk and all set to rock the stage at the Bridgewater Hall I could not even tell you how excited I was to have Atif Aslam backstage with me. He was calm and collected, with his guitar in his hand and how could he forget the headgear? It was back for this one. All he had to do was smile and sing again (this time at a much closer distance) and I would just forget the headgear was there. Literally.

Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam

Getting a compliment from Atif about the way I looked and how I introduced him on stage was the icing on the cake as he was about to go on. I couldn’t let this opportunity go… I requested he sing Hona Tha Pyaar from Bol for me. Did he? *blush* He did :)

Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam

And on that happy note… another amazing performance by Atif. He had the crowd OUT of their seats and singing along with him through every song! From Tera Hone Laga Hoon, Tere Bin, Tere Liye to Tu Mohabbat Hai and Aadat at the end as his finale song… all I can say is, pehli nazar mein… kaisa jaadu kar diya!!! *_*

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