Srinagar singing sensation makes it to Bollywood, to debut as a playback singer for a big banner


Srinagar, June 7, KNT: Singing is the passion for Junaid Ahmad, 23, who is a self-taught musician hailing from the Habba Kadal area of Downtown Srinagar. He believes in spreading the message of love through his cantabile music and melodies.

Junaid discovered his inclination towards music from an early age and started following something he was born to. He is fully supported by his family in pursuing his innate musical obsession. He learnt the intricacies of musical pieces by repeating the pattern multiple times until he has mastered it. He chose a genre that suits him the most and started singing and composing in the same.

Braving all hardships of struggling days Junaid never lost hope and kept his belief firm. The wait ended when this raw talent was discovered by the Director Onir.

“I remember the day, I was on stage (performing), he (Onir) was accidentally present and I performed the song( Tere Bin) from movie (Bas Ek Pal) unknowingly of his presence . I didn’t know the song was from his movie. I came to know about it later. He loved my performance and connected with me . When he asked about my future plans, I described my craze and passion for playback singing”. Recalls Junaid.

Destiny played its role and one fine morning Junaid got a call from Mr. Onir.

“I got a call, it was Onir on the other side who said, Junaid be ready I have lined up something big for you and talked to music maestro Pritam about your talent who has agreed to record a scratch with you. It was a dream come moment for me,” adds Junaid.

Junaid is now making his debut as a playback singer and composer for the movie “Pine Cone’ which is scheduled to hit the screens in 2023.

Onir loved the composition and decided that it would be the theme song for the film. Tragically the other lead voice for the film was supposed to be KK who was supposed to record the song in June .

Talking about his other works Junaid has a duet with Bollywood singer Shivangi Bhayana which is composed by Mohit Dogra. The song titled ‘Baat’ will be released soon. Kashmiri song ‘ Zindagi’ written by Peer Zahoor was also composed by Junaid which has been selected for screening during Jammu and Kashmir International Film Festival to be organized at Pune.

When asked about his future projects Junaid prefixed the answer with his signature smile and replied” Something big is on the cards Inshallah “. (KNT)


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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