Singer Atif Aslam recently dropped his latest offering Ajnabi, along with a music video featuring actor Mahira Khan. Atif took to Twitter to announce the release of the video on YouTube, writing, “To all those who’ve been waiting for and hyping up my new song, here’s Ajnabi for you. Celebrate the music and leave your thoughts about it down below.”
The music video of the song has been directed by Asim Raza, featuring Mahira and Atif as strangers who meet in a club and fall in love. Clearly inspired by 80s synthwave music, the song contains lyrics in English as well. Filled with neon lighting and quite a few longing looks, the video sees Mahira in a boho-chic outfit, complete with thigh-high black boots, a ruffled dress and wavy hair with braided accents. Atif dons a sequinned black jacket in keeping with the nightclub theme, paired with a white T-shirt.
Mahira took to Instagram to announce the release, reflecting on her first-ever acting credit in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol, in which she starred alongside Atif. “At one point during this shoot me and Atif were sitting on top of a roof, and suddenly we both looked at each other and smiled. 10 years ago that’s how I started my career with Bol, sitting with Atif, singing Hona Tha Pyaar,” she wrote.
Revealing how the video was the first shoot she took part in since the pandemic, Mahira explained that working with the Parey Hut Love director “felt like home”. “One of the first proper shoots we all did during Covid last year. It was perfect coming back on set with Asim Raza, felt like home,” she wrote