It’s been 18 years Adnan Sami has been relocated to India from Pakistan in hopes of taking his career further.
In an interview when asked how he feels living in India he said:
“Mumbai has been my home for the past 18 years and I’m very comfortable there. 18 years is a long enough time to make connections with a city and its people. Mumbai, I would like to state, is very much my hometown.”
He further said, “Well, you see, God made the world as one. All these borders that divide it were put there by man. I believe wherever you want to live is your prerogative and wherever I want to live is my prerogative; my personal choice. Thousands of people go to foreign countries to further their careers. Don’t our doctors go to the UK or the US? I am focused on South Asian music and Mumbai is the place to be for that.”
He continued, “I wish the Pakistani people would look at the situation as a whole and try to understand it. My love and connection with Pakistan still holds true. The people are still very fond of me, as I am of them. It’s just that how I was treated by the Pakistani authorities back then left me with no other choice”
Adnan is currently married to the Afghan-German Roya, whom he met in 2010 and proposed to soon after.