With rumours circulating on several media platforms regarding the reunion of the Junoon band, Ali Azmat has clarified that “it’s not true”.
Speaking to an English newspaper, he made it clear that the reports were incorrect.
In fact, the matter came to light when Junoon guitarist Salman Ahmed tweeted a photograph with his former band member Ali Azmat and captioned it, “Rocking in Lahore with rain, wind, thunder and lightning.”
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) June 5, 2018
The picture spread like wildfire on social media and saw people hoping for the reunite. Although Ahmed has been urging to make the reunion happen for a long time, his ex-partner has remained reluctant and denied such reports in past as well.
Salman not only tagged Ali but also used the hashtag #Junoon in the tweet. Ali responded to the tweet with the caption, “Maula Jutt te Noori nutt.”
Maula jatt te Noori nutt https://t.co/JDbbklCE6Y
— ali azmat (@RealAliAzmat) June 5, 2018
However, some media reports claimed that Junoon will be reuniting for the upcoming season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands.
The fans of Pakistan’s first Sufi-rock band, Junoon, are excited over the recent ‘reunion’ of band’s two members, Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmed, and have demanded new music from both of them.
On his Facebook official page, singer Ali shared a photo with Salman Ahmed, who was the lead guitarist of the band, and the photo got fans excited. Ali wrote: “Meet up after thirteen years with #SufiSal and friends at Iftar in Lahore. #Dosti #AliAzmat #Sufi #Junoon Team Ali Azmat !!!”
Junoon was Pakistan’s one of the most famous and top rock band of the 90s. The band gave the singles like Saiyonee, Yaar Bina, Bulleha Ki Jana and many others. In 2005, the band broke up, after its base guitarist Brian went back to the US, and Ali Azmat went to pursue his solo career.