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News |  23 Feb 2015 14:54 |  By IANS

Atif Aslam, Mohit Chauhan rocked Gurgaon with duet performance

MUMBAI: Popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam and India's Mohit Chauhan spread the message of peace and love through their duet performance on 22 February.

Chauhan changed his outfit thrice during the show, and enthralled his fans by singing his hit tracks.

If he chose to sport a pair of jeans with red shirt, black jacket and his signature cap for the opening song ‘Jo bhi main’ from ‘Rockstar’, he soon switched to a white shirt, jeans and unbuttoned red velvet coat with a cap to perform ‘Pee loon’ number.

After singing more hit tracks like ‘Masakali’ and ‘Kuchh khaas’, he was joined by ‘Rockstar’ director Imtiaz Ali on the stage. Though the director did not say anything or sing a line, Chauhan thanked him for giving a chance to work in his 2011 film.

"It's because of him (Imtiaz) that I got to sing these beautiful songs," said Chauhan, who also performed ‘Sadda haq’ and ‘Nadaan Parindey’ from the Ranbir Kapoor starrer musical romantic drama.

He wrapped up his performance with high on energy song ‘Ilahi’, another one from Kapoor's film ‘Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani’.

About 15 minutes later, Atif, dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, entered the stage singing ‘Hum kis gali’.

Last November, when he performed at Delhi few of his fans were disappointed that he sang only Bollywood numbers. But with this gig, he must have managed to make all his fans happy as he performed songs from his albums like ‘Doorie’ and ‘Jalpari’ apart from popular Hindi film numbers like ‘Bakhuda tumhi ho’ and his latest ‘Badlapur’ track ‘Jeena jeena’.

Before introducing Chauhan on stage, Aslam emphasised on how music binds countries by saying, "Sarhad ke iss paar ya uss paar, music toh ek hee hai. I would like to call Mohit on stage. Let's have a little 'jugalbandi' and spread the message of peace and love."

Donning a denim jacket, jeans, white shirt and a scarf with cap, Chauhan soon joined Aslam. He was all praise for the Pakistani artist.

"I love this guy and I love his songs," he said after giving a tight hug to the singer.

Then they both asked the audience which song should the two play.

"I heard this song for the first time when I was 18 and I fell in love with it. So, we will play an unplugged version of it," said Aslam.

The duo then started singing ‘Dooba dooba’ from 1990s when Chauhan used to front the Silk Route band.

Since Aslam, 31 now, got hooked to the song since his teen days, he sang it effortlessly.

But when it came to performing Aslam's Bollywood song ‘Tera hone laga hoon’, Chauhan had to take little help from a sheet of paper. Nevertheless, he hit the right notes and left the audience mesmerised.

The duet performance was not the end of the concert.

Aslam entertained audience with more songs, but as the clock struck 10 and police intervened they halted the performance for a while. After the discussion with the police, the singer came back on stage and said, "Thank you Gurgaon police for giving us permission to play two more songs."

He concluded with his ‘Jalpari’ track ‘Aadat’, which he always sings at the end of all his concerts.

And he thanked the audience for the ‘overwhelming response’.