The French star celebrated his birthday this week with panache in London. With MTV India and HELLO! Magazine naming Abbas “the next big thing” in an exclusive 3-page spread, the artist has a lot to celebrate this year. In one year Abbas went from two number 1 hit singles to doing a TV ad with Shahrukh Khan and performing at Priyanka Chopra’s film premiere. Abbas Hasan started the year off with a bang as he was invited to perform at the Times of India Film Awards, where he performed in front of the Bollywood film fraternity. He has since been named a brand ambassador for New York based luxury watch and lifestyle company Nooka and has released an international hit “Away” featuring Rishi Rich and starring Humaima Malick.
With “Away” doing so well abroad, Abbas spent the second half of the year touring Europe alongside Bollywood’s songstress Shreya Ghoshal. Abbas was recently spotted alongside Fardeen Khan at the VIP table of India’s biggest designer Manish Malhotra at his London show at Grosvenor’s House. He was photographed with Manish, Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu.
Abbas is rumoured to be signing a deal with Times of India and has been teasing his fans with cryptic tweets about his upcoming project. The international press has been speculating who his next leading lady will be. Since photos surfaced of Abbas and Frieda Pinto at Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara party, the list of names included everyone from Freida to Mahira Khan. But Abbas is keeping tight lipped about his new release and says:
It’s been a crazy year so far, and I’m so grateful to my team and my amazing fans for being part of this incredibly journey. My next project will be my biggest one yet, so I can’t wait to reveal more. All I can say is that it’s now in pre-production and we will start filming soon! I can’t wait to share this one with my Habibis around the world.
Abbas indicates that his new single will be releasing in India as well and he will be going there for touring early in the new year. With so many exciting developments on the horizon, Abbas Hasan is certainly the one to watch for 2014!
Join Abbas on the sets of “Away” and watch the exclusive Behind the Scenes – Making video here!