In March this year, maestro Rohail Hyatt confirmed that he is stepping down from Coke Studio as its producer. The former Vital Signs bandmate announced his exit on Twitter while responding to a query posed by a fan. When asked if Hyatt became active on social media after taking a break from CS, he replied, “I am sure CS is being planned but not by me.” He further shared how former EP frontman Xulfi will be an apt replacement for him in the popular show.
Now, Coke Studio has confirmed that the Waqt crooner is indeed taking the reigns and heading CS. “Shuru karain? (Let’s begin?),” the Twitter handle of CS tweeted, while tagging Xulfi.
The Laari Chooti singer responded with a smile emoji.
Earlier, when reached out, Xulfi told us that it is always a possibility. The former Call guitarist shared, “Every year, there’s this news. So there’s a probability of doing Coke Studio every year. No one knows and let’s see what the future holds.”
It is pertinent to mention that Xulfi has previously produced Hum Aik Hain under the banner of CS and was also roped into to do Coke Studio Explorer before the latter was called off in season 12.
The Vital Signs founding member launched CS in 2008 and took a break after six seasons. He returned as the producer for the show in 2019 and churned out two consecutive seasons. Strings took the reigns from season six till 10 and Ali Hamza along with Zohaib Kazi co-produced season 11.
Xulfi has garnered praise frequently for his project, Nescafe Basement.
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