Exclusive Interview of Famous Singer Nouman Javaid with Fashion Central

Born on 28th October 1982 in Lahore, Nouman Javaid is a Pakistani Actor and singer/musician. He started his career to take his fond to the peak of glory from his Music in Movie Jashnn. He has written, composed and sung songs for Mahesh Bhatt’s film Jashnn. He is also the one of the music directors of the movie Yamla Pagla Deewana.

How did you get in to music?

I have been a music lover for as long as i can remember. not once i thought i’d be singing professinally but it just happened. i suppose i was meant to do this. 

What does music mean to you?

Life without music would be a mistake. so music for me is my way of life. i would be incomplete without it. i would be a nobody without it. 

For our readers please share your career profile with us?

My debut in music was with Mahesh Bhatt’s film Jashnn. i sang two songs in it 

  • Dard E Tanhai 
  • Mein chala 

I did the music and lyrics for both songs and of course i sang them too. After the success of Dard E tanhai and Mein Chala another film Producer/Director Samir Karnik called on me to work with him for his film Yamla Pagla Deewana. it was a Deol family venture. I did music for the film as music director and gave hits like Charha de rang. i’ve also done a lot of playback singing for Pakistan, for many drama serials made under big banners. songs like 

  • Meri Jaan
  • Tere Bina
  • Meri Zindagi Hai Tu (duet with Shabnam Majeed)
  • Tishnagi
  • Khoye Kahan
  • Gham E Aashiqui
  • Saansein Gawah hein (OST Saans)

i keep myself busy with making singles also like my song Yamla Pagla Deewana and my collaboration with Farhia Pervez on the song "Tere Naina" again written composed by me. i love to write so working on a book also.

Anyone else in your family sings?

No i was the only one smart enough to do so. 

Tell us about upcoming tracks in 2014?

The album that crashed in 2013 im redoing all of it again. might jump into direction also as it is something that i would enjoy doing. a lot of singles on the way. the rest is up to ALLAH as He knows best what He has instored for me.

Who is your musical inspiration? Your mentor?

I take my inspiration from life. yes i do have a lot of favorite artists from whom i drive my inspiration from. like Tufail Niazi Sab, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sab, Muhammad Rafi Sab, Manna Dey, Lata Jee, S.D Burman Sab, R.D Burman. the list is long. I believe they are all my mentors and i get to learn a lot from listening to their music.

Where do you see your future in music?

I see myself making good music, with great lyrics and lovely melodies. i will not sell out i will not follow silly trends i will make music the way it should be made. something for the soul.

What threats you consider in music world that make you seriously think sometimes?

Lack of support from the listener of Pakistan who is only listening to and supporting artist working in other countries. Plus the lack of concerts and unwilling to spend money for the ticket crowed.

Which music brand, you like the most?

I dont know what do you mean by brand. if you are asking about the genre of music i like well i like pretty much anything with soul. anything that can keep my overactive mind in peace.

Do you think any other singer copy you?

Haha funny you should ask that but yes i do see many of them trying to put emotions in a song like how i do as i have a very distinct way of singing.

Who do you think is your competitor in music industry?

No one. i love them all and i support them all. my music is my music i dont do it to compete with anyone. im here to serve music not people. i wish everyone of my fellow musicians well and i really want them to do well even if i wont be doing so well. am an artist i dont have place for negativity in my heart and soul. plus success to me is not making more money it is about creating something that everyone can love.

Any advice for emerging musicians and singers?

This is not a competition. dont compete. just make music good music and wait your time will come as long as you are precistant and devoted. focus on your self only dont think about who has got what and who deserves what. listen to great music only then you can make good music.

3 hidden secrets behind your success that your fans don’t know about you?

Pain, Hurt and Sorrow but to be honest it is, it was and it will always be ALLAH ALLAH ALLAH.

What does Pakistani music mean to you and where do you see it in future?

Great versatile music with a lot of potential. very unique. very original. but unfortunately i dont see a good future for it as everything is going down hill. no music channels left. the ones which are there are only promoting foriegn content. even the listeners are only listening to foriegn conetent not a single sould is willing to hear their own music unless it is in coke studio or may be sung by someone who did well in bollywood.

Describe Nouman Javaid in three words?

Victim of circumstances

How do you deal when faced with criticism by fans?

I hear every word and i pay attention to it and i welcome it all the time. every now and then one is faced with someone who is a dumb ass thinking he knows it all but i still smile and reply accordingly. 

  • CD you played in the car and sung to?
  • Tufail Niazi’s greatest hits. Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Hits of the 70s bollywood.
  • Favorite hobby?
  • Films and a whole lot of them.
  • Last thing you’d do if the world ended tomorrow?
  • i’ll smile and will thank the Almighty.

Last Awkward Moment? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh there are many. a girl trying to kiss me in a party and me pushing her away, haha… that was one funny awkward moment. 

Any celeb crushes? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh I still have a huge crush on Nazia Hassan. wow what a pretty lady. very unfortunate that she is no more. Karina Kapoor ๐Ÿ˜‰ . 

Where would you most like to perform?

I would love to perform in Madison Square Garden.

Do you play any instruments?

Pretty good with Guitar.

What genre of music can’t you stand to listen to?

Dub step, death matel anything with noise.

If you weren’t singing, what would you be doing? 

I think i would be dead. if not on the out side then im pretty sure on the inside.

Any Plans of getting married? ๐Ÿ˜‰

No, I’ve been heart broken way too many times to jump back into that train again. women are a mystry plus im a very complicated person very simple and yet hard to handle. I dont roll the way the world rolls. i like to give, im not a materialistic person but the world around me is. Plus i’ve falling in love with my loneliness I have no place for any noise in my silence.

I am alone im lonely but it is simpler that way and it works for me. It gives me the freedom to imagine to think to explore to fly. life without imagination would be very boring. It is more like i dont want to start a new life I want to spend this life that i have helping others making ways for others so that when I am gone i’d be missed. I know sounds dull but I never said I was fun :).

Nauman Javaid, the famous pakistani singer has recently given interview to Fashion Central in which he discussed his personal and professional experiences.

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