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Grammy-Winner Arooj Aftab and Tessa Thompson’s Artistic Collaboration Shines in ‘Raat Ki Rani’

Brooklyn-based Pakistani singer, Arooj Aftab, has made a thrilling announcement that has left fans in anticipation. The Grammy-winning artist, known for her track ‘Mohabbat’, is set to release her first-ever music video for the song ‘Raat Ki Rani’. The video is directed by none other than the American actor, Tessa Thompson, who is renowned for her role as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films.

The collaboration marks Thompson’s directorial debut, adding another feather to her cap of versatile talents. Aftab took to Instagram to share a candid black and white photo with Thompson, revealing the details of their partnership. She expressed her excitement and gratitude, stating that Thompson’s work is “wildly inspiring and solid” and that the project is "really special to both of us".

Thompson reciprocated the sentiment, sharing Aftab’s post on her Instagram Story with a touching note, thanking Aftab for her trust. The music video is set to premiere on April 18, 6:00 PM as per Pakistan Standard Time.

‘Raat Ki Rani’ is a significant milestone for Aftab, who has been making waves in the global music scene. Her fusion of classical and contemporary sounds, coupled with her ethereal vocals, has garnered international acclaim. This video is a testament to her continuous exploration of new artistic avenues.

For Thompson, this project is a bold step into the sphere of film directing, showcasing her talents beyond acting. The collaboration with Aftab is a testament to her diverse skill set and her ability to venture into new creative domains.

In addition to this exciting collaboration, Aftab is set to perform at the iconic Glastonbury Festival in London this June. She shared the news on her Instagram in March, urging her UK fans to make plans. The festival will feature performances from a number of old and new artists, including LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, and Cyndi Lauper.

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