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    Default Bollywood has room for singers from all over: Shafqat Amanat Ali

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    The India-Pakistan bond is "above all disputes", says Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the magical voice behind chartbusters like "Tere Naina" and "Mitwa", who believes that Bollywood has room for singers from all over the world.
    "It's a huge market and I think with Bollywood growing so much, there is room for singers, not just from Pakistan but from all over the world which we can see," Shafqat told IANS in an email interview.
    "Of course, with Pakistani singers there is no language barrier, so the market and possibilities are all the more However, the market will only grow strong if we curb piracy as we are all in the same boat," he added.
    In his view, the India, Pakistan bond has strengthened over the years and "is above all disputes and politics"
    "Culture is always the best way to bring about people to people contact and bridge distances. Now we see a lot of Indian artists also performing in Pakistan and we are in India often for the same and I feel proud of this," he said.
    Son of legendary Pakistani singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Shafqat, started performing in India when Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy noticed him and offered him "Mitwa" in Karan Johar's "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna".
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