Music composer Azaan Sami Khan recently revealed that he considers Pakistan home, despite his father Adnan Sami’s decision to permanently move to India.
In an interview with BBC, Khan opened up about his father’s Indian patriotism, “The reason I have never really spoken about it before is because he is my father. I love him and respect him. He has made certain decisions of where he wants to live and which country he chooses to call home, and I respect that. What I choose to call home now is my choice and I chose to work in Pakistan.”, adding that, “I have amazing friends there (in India). I have lived a lot of my life there — my teen years particularly, but Pakistan is my home. I have grown up there but I feel like the industry in Pakistan is my family. There is immense pride for me, and hope and ambition that I contribute to an industry which I call home.”
When asked about whether Sami’s controversial opinions affect their relationship, Khan shared, “What he and I talk about should remain between us. We have had a very tested relationship over the years. I grew up with my mother (Zeba Bakhtiar). Him and I were more like friends. He is someone I go to for advice. It is a very interesting relationship because we may at times not speak for months but when we do, we just get each other. So, when I say I respect him, I get when he comes from. And as I child I think it is not our place to comment on what our parents do. We can advise, we can suggest, but it is not our place to tell them what to do.”
Khan recently worked on the soundtracks of ‘Superstar’ (2019) and ‘Parey Hut Love’ (2019).