Jemima Goldsmith, the former wife of Imran Khan, sings in Urdu in her latest BBC interview. Jemima was interviewed by Emb Hashmi regarding her fundraising for flood victims in Pakistan.
During the interview, the interviewer asked her to speak, rather than sing, in Urdu. Jemima then sang the song, “Ao Bacho Sair Karain tum Ko Pakistan Ki.” She said she heard the song when she was living in Pakistan. The host asked her to say something in Urdu. Jemima asked if she can say, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ or if she is ‘looking for more. The interviewer then asked her to sing a song in Urdu. Jemima added that she is more concerned about her Urdu than her singing. She sang a famous national song, ‘Ao bachon sair karaye tum ko Pakistan ki’ by Saleem Raza. Goldsmith added that she used to sing the song with children.
Netizens are enjoying her heartfelt gesture for Pakistan. They appreciated her accent and pronunciation of Urdu as ‘close to perfect. Jemima has always been vocal regarding her love for Pakistan.
Last month, Jemima said that says she and her sons are half-Pakistani. She passed these statements while talking on the red carpet of the Toronto International Film Festival. Jemima was asked about her inspiration behind the movie. She said she lived in Pakistan for ten years, and her sons were born there. Jemima added that she came to Pakistan when she was 20 years old and left around 30; she and her sons are half Pakistanis.
— Emb Hashmi (@EmbJournalist) October 18, 2022
She said the film is not the story of her life in Pakistan but is inspired by the characters she met in the country during her stay.
Former prime minister Imran Khan married Jemima Goldsmith when she was 21 only, and he was 43. The marriage did not last due to a political smear campaign run against her by opponents after Imran Khan entered politics. The couple parted ways, and the children stayed with their mother, Jemima.