Farhan Saeed wanted to be Atif Aslam: Goher Mumtaz Talks Jal

Farhan Saeed wanted to be Atif Aslam: Goher Mumtaz Talks Jal

A recent interview on Freebird Music Entertainment’s YouTube channel has caused quite a stir on the internet. Goher Mumtaz, the talented musician and former member of the band Jal, spoke about the band’s tumultuous journey and shed light on the challenges they faced, including the departure of Farhan Saeed.

Goher began reflecting on Jal’s evolution, acknowledging that the group had had several rifts. However, the conversation took an interesting turn when the discussion shifted to Farhan, who joined the group after Atif Aslam left. According to Goher, Farhan’s joining Jal was initially not seen as necessary given Goher’s role as a singer. However, Goher realized Farhan’s potential and shared that he had to put in significant efforts to make Farhan popular among the audience.

“When Farhan showed up, he was very… not happy,” Goher began. “It had to be refined for two to four years because people compared it to Atif and said he didn’t sound the same. We worked hard because the trip required good chemistry. “The need wasn’t there,” if you ask me honestly. I’m very honest. It wasn’t necessary at all. But because there were songs and concerts, I said, ‘Let’s work on this together.’ But if you ask me now, I completely agree that Farhan was not needed in the group.

When asked how his and Farhan’s paths crossed, Goher explained that he was mixing a song with composer Zulfiqar “Xulfi” Jabbar Khan. After Aadat, Goher tried to come up with another plan of action. He said Farhan had studied at Xulfi University. Given the large number of upcoming performances, Goher said no one could tell the band members apart. So, he met Farhan through Xulfi. “He was very confused during three or four concerts,” Goher recalls. ” He didn’t understand. He only performed Aadat. » According to Goher, this prompted the singer to perform Sajni.

Goher highlighted Farhan’s initial problems and lack of confidence, revealing that he had taken proactive steps to boost Farhan’s confidence. By creating new songs for him and encouraging him to sing old songs from the album, Goher played a crucial role in boosting Farhan’s confidence and seamlessly integrating Farhan into the group. “People didn’t see him as a singer,” Goher explained, noting that Sajni was the breakthrough song made to establish Farhan as a singer.

The interview took a turn when Goher revealed the circumstances under which Farhan left Jal. According to Goher, Farhan Saeed aspired to follow in Atif’s footsteps and pursued a solo career that mirrored Atif’s success. Goher said he pointed out to Farhan that it was not possible to imitate Atif’s journey, emphasizing the uniqueness of each artist’s journey. He narrated the painful experience of losing a singer in whom he had invested time and effort and who had made Farhan a star in Jal.

“Farhan Saeed wanted to be Atif Aslam,” Goher claimed, “going to Bollywood and all that. I always told him he was Atif Aslam. He had these songs at the right time. Many singers try something similar. But for you (Farhan), Jal is the best platform. It’s a good combination. He was lucky. But he wanted to leave, and he said, ‘No, I want to leave. It’s very hurtful when you work so hard for someone. I would say that, compared to Atif. I put in a lot of work for him to do so much for an average voice. Then, if he wanted to try Bollywood. I would tell him that the competition is tough, and I think time has proven that. They have many other singers. No one can be Atif Aslam because he left at the right time, he has a unique voice… But he doesn’t. He didn’t do it. “I’m not listening. He said we wanted to do it and we couldn’t stop anyone.

Goher’s candid revelations give fans an inside look at Jal’s challenges and dynamics, highlighting the complexities of the music industry. The interview reveals the group’s struggles and triumphs in the Pakistani music landscape.