Umair Jaswal is a singer, actor, songwriter and music producer who hails from Islamabad, Pakistan. He first came to limelight as the lead vocalist of the band Qayaas and after going solo he has performed numerous times on Coke Studio.
In the last few years, we have seen him on the TV and movie screen as well. We all are aware of his talents as a musician and actor but we recently had a chat with him on sports. Let us see what he had to say.
Before we begin on sports, there have been rumours of you working on a secret album. Is that true? and when can we expect it?
Umair: [laughs] It’s not a secret. We’re putting it out in 2020!
So, what sports do you particularly enjoy?
Used to play club football when I was a teenager. Now I don’t get much time to play sports. If you had to pick your top 3 favourite teams from any sport, what would they be?
- Manchester United
- Team Honda Repsol moto GP
- Pakistan Cricket Team
Now think about your top 3 athletes or sportsperson?
- Shoaib Akhtar
- Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Music and acting must surely keep you busy, but do you still make time to play or follow any sport?
I don’t get to play much. But I follow MMA, Moto GP, Formula 1, cricket and football.
We know that you keep a check on your fitness. Is there a sport you play to keep yourself fit?
Don’t get much time but would love to play Rugby.
Do you consider yourself an active sportsperson, an avid sports lover, or both?
An avid sports lover.
Growing up in Islamabad. What sport did you grow up playing? Did you also take to the streets in your childhood?
Street Cricket is huge in Pakistan I’ve played a lot of it along with local club football in Islamabad.
Revisit your most precious sporting memory?
Playing for the HUMA Football Club Islamabad.
Music is therapeutically used by sportsmen and athletes alike for motivation, encouragement and to calm themselves before games, what are your thoughts on the linkage between music and sports?
I believe music is a must before and during a game, run or a heavy workout.
Speaking of which, could we hear a sports anthem on your new album?
That’s not a bad idea. Let me work on it.
Anything you would like to say for kids with big dreams whether in music or sports?
Follow your heart and dreams.
Before we wrap up, what are projects are you involved in these days. What are the things can we expect from you soon?
I’m releasing an album in 2020. Getting back into acting after a break and travelling across Pakistan exploring the beautiful land, the Culture, Heritage, Music, Food and all the hospitality that this beautiful land has to offer.