Bradford lad Zayn Malik surprised his Bollywood loving fans by uploading the cover of Salman Khan starrer Race 3 song Allah Duhai Hai on microblogging platform Twitter.
For the fans pic.twitter.com/xmKRoxoupF
— zayn (@zaynmalik) November 20, 2018
The cover has received a lot of appreciation from fans, with many hailing the popstar as “Desi Zayn rising from the ashes.”
Interestingly, this is not the first time that Zayn has done a cover for a Hindi song. Earlier this year, Zayn covered Kailash Kher’s Teri Deewani.
Earlier this year, Zayn also revealed that he’s working with Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire producer A R Rahman.
“It’s one of the first songs I’ve sung in full Hindi, so it’s going to be cool to see what the response to that is”, he admitted. “There’s definitely a lot of Urdu; some nice qawwali sounds. There might even be some bhangra vibes. I have worked with AR Rahman on one song.”
Zayn, once a member of the widely popular boy band One Direction, recently courted controversy when he said he doesn’t call himself a Muslim. He told British Vogue that he’s not “professed to be a Muslim.”
“To be honest, I’ve never spoken publicly about what my religious beliefs are. I’m not professed to be a Muslim.”
He also added that his religious beliefs were very personal and he wouldn’t want to talk about it as he could get into trouble.
In his freewheeling interview, Zayn also spoke about his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid and praised her for being organised.
“She’s super-organised and I’m really not,” he said. “It helps that she can get things together for me a little bit. I lean on her a lot.”
Zayn and Hadid split up briefly earlier this year. But the duo soon reconciled.