Haroon recalls how he shoot ‘Mehbooba’ in Egypt
Haroon Rashid is a famous Pakistani singer-songwriter, music producer, and composer. Haroon Rashid took all of his fans on a trip to the past with a glimpse at one of his most hit track ‘Mehbooba’ and the story behind its music video.
Turning to Instagram he said “Who remembers this one? When I recorded this song I thought wow I would love to shoot the video by the Pyramids. I randomly found a production company online in Cairo, immediately booked my ticket and just got on a plane and flew out there for 3 days. In the end, they told me I couldn’t afford to shoot by the pyramids and it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars; and that I should just shoot the video in Pakistan on a fake Egypt set. I was really devastated.
The day I was leaving they asked me to play them the song. When they heard it they LOVED it. The lady producer said I love this song so much I will make it happen no matter. She called in a favor from her best friend who was married to the owner of the local Cairo production company that worked on the film Lawrence of Arabia.
I came back a couple of weeks later with the Pakistani film crew. Including directors Ahsen Rahim and Amena Khan. There were so many things that could have gone wrong but the stars aligned and this music video went on to be one of my solo biggest hits along with Dil Se Pakistan and Mehndi, and others Ay Jawan, Jadoo Ka Chiragh (with Awaz) ”
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