Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has sung a new song titled Ishtehar for the Indian film production Welcome To New York.
Ishtehar, composed by Shamir Tandon with lyrics penned by Charanjeet Charan, is a duet featuring Khan and Dhvani Bhanushali.
“Ishtehar is a beautiful soulful rendition and it was a pleasure to sing to the music of Shamirji and collaborate with Puja Music for this song. It’s great to witness a young girl like Dhvani who has a lovely voice making her debut and sing besides me,” Khan said in a statement.
“Shamir ji has beautifully composed the song with Charanjeetji’s lyrics, giving it that magical touch,” he added.
For Bhanushali, it was an honour to sing alongside Khan.
Welcome To New York director Chakri Toleti said: “The melodic tune, soulful lyrics, and Rahat sahab’s vocals are undoubtedly going to make everyone fall in love with the song.”
The song appears at a crucial juncture in the comedy film, which features Sonakshi Sinha, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Johar and Rana Daggubati.