Zakeer Hussain popularly known as ‘Zak Zorro’ released his latest music video ‘Jeeta Raha’ on December 20, 2020 a song dedicated to fathers as a tribute to the unconditional love and constant sacrifices they make for their children’s happiness and wellbeing.
The music video seems to have struck an emotional chord with viewers and has gone viral raking up over a million views in under 24 hours of its release. Although not new to the million views club (Zak’s previous music videos ‘Teri Yaad Mey’ and ‘Taqdeeron ke Khilone’ have crossed over 2 million and 1 million views respectively) Jeeta Raha holds a very special place in Zakeer’s heart as he lost his beloved father earlier in the year.
The Jeeta Raha music video has been shot with a Dubai based cast and crew completely in the UAE with special sets created at Icon Art Production’s Studio in Dubai. It has been directed by Sajjad Delafrooz , renowned for his roles as the main villain of popular Bollywood Film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif as well as one of the most watched web series from India ‘Special Ops’
A Press Conference maintaining social distancing norms was specially held in Dubai at Icon Art Production’s Studio to launch the song in honor of Zak’s late Father in the presence of Saeed Al Janahi, Director of Operations, Dubai Film and TV Commission.
Arjun Kumar, Dubai based Bollywood Film Producer of popular film franchisees like ‘Welcome’ and ‘Hera Pheri’ and Mini Sarma, Line Producer was amongst the guests in attendance.
Speaking at the occasion Zak highlighted “Blessed are those whose fathers are still alive. Please be more vocal about your love and appreciation for them. Even if one person after watching this video goes and hugs his father, I will consider my song to be a success”
Sajjad Delafrooz added, “A Father’s silence does not mean, they have nothing to say. It’s their loneliness keeps them quiet.
“Congratulations to Zak on release of new song. We understand from the “Jeeta Raha” video the importance of a Father in our Life. All the best and waiting for the new songs and new feature films”. Saeed Al Janahi, Dubai Film and TV Commission.
Arjun reminisced of the all the support Zak (who is also an Executive producer himself and the owner of UAE’s premiere film equipment rental and Production Company) and his team have always extended, “Our films are known for their multi-star cast, but we rarely get a chance to thank the real-heroes behind the screen on a public platform. I wish Zak the very best in this new role of a singer, I have always been proud of him and here’s hoping we continue to make the UAE proud together”
Mini Sarma said, “Music is just not a tune. It’s also emotional touch. This is what we find with “Jeeta Raha”. Congratulations that you could accomplish your dream Zak and Sajjad could deliver it perfectly.”
The Dubai based cast portrayed their characters beautifully to translate the feel of the song. ‘Jeeta Raha’ starring Manas Villas, Ricky Singh and Karishma Gajnanlani is written by Waqqas Qaddir Sheikh, Music by Faraz Rizvi and Zak and Directed by Sajjad Delafrooz and Produced by Dubai based Production House Icon Art Production.
The Song “Jeeta Raha” was released on December 20, 2020 on ZakZorro’s YouTube Channel.