Karachi: Earlier last year, there were widespread rumors that the famous Pakistani rock band ‘Noori’ would be producing the next season of Coke Studio.
Much to fans’ consternation, however, these were quickly put down and ever since then there was continuous speculation as to who will take the lead after current producers – Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood of Strings – bid farewell to the show and became ubiquitous in the media.
But now, ironically enough, fans have been ascertained about the fact that Ali Hamza – one half of Noori – will be embracing the hefty task. Hamza will single-handedly produce the music for Coke Studio Season 11.
A source revealed, “Hamza will be producing the Coke Studio now. Ali Noor is busy with some of his own projects and will not be able to give time to Coke Studio but Hamza will be taking care of business.”
Last year, fans of the musical platform took to Twitter, asking Noori to take over after Strings confirmed their exit from the show. This unforeseen possibility had stirred complete excitement and the news had spread like wildfire.
In 2016, a source close to Coke Studio even suggested that it will be Noori that takes over from Strings.
But when asked about this, Noori’s manager claimed them to be false. “The rumors are false. Noor and Hamza are not involved in producing Coke Studio 11 as of yet,” he had said back then. The two known artists, however, were not available to validate his comment.
Shortly after the completion season 10, Strings broke the news that they would be bidding farewell to Coke Studio and addressed the public as to how their experiences enriched them in countless ways.
“Coke Studio Season 10 will be the last season produced by Strings. It has been a fantastic journey for us over the course of four seasons and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and share our work with all of you,” read a statement by the Dhaani hitmakers.
“2018 will mark 30 years of Strings and we are super excited to celebrate with all of you. So, stay tuned for more updates as we embark on yet another exciting chapter in our musical journey!” they further added.
Strings themselves took the reins from Coke Studio veteran Rohail Hyatt.
They made their big debut with the seventh season back in 2014 and produced the next four consecutive seasons.
The pop-rock duo now commits to return with more masterpieces as they embark on yet another intriguingly inspiring chapter in their musical journey.