Momina Mustehsan gets a nod from Salman Khan

MUMBAI - Momina Mustehsan’s new single in collaboration with Indian singer Arjun Kanungo, *Aaya Na Tu*, has been making waves and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan also gave the song a shoutout on Twitter.

Sharing the link to the song on Twitter, Salman wrote, “Best of Luck.”

To this Momina replied, “Thank you so much for sharing the song! You’re my moms absolute favorite!”

Momina Mustehsan has returned to the world of music after a short hiatus with *Aaya Na Tu*, which released on June 20.

Momina revealed that she took this break because she wanted to known as “more than just a pretty face.”

Speaking to Indian publication, *Hindustan Times* <link>, Momina said, “I realised that everyone was only complimenting me for the way I looked. More than my voice, people focused on how pretty I am.”

“Everywhere I went people were like ‘*arey, dekho kitni pyari ladki hai’*. But I wanted to be known for something more than just my face. So, I decided that I won’t release any music till I change that image and be known for something more.”

With that, music took the back seat in Momina’s life and she became more active towards charity and spreading awareness about issues that matter.

“I started working for causes such as education and mental health, and also spoke about the role of women in Pakistan.”

Her activism took her to the Forbes list of 30 under 30 in Asia this year, which convinced her that she can go back to music.

“I want to be more than just a musician or an artist and I felt that I achieved that, with *Forbes*. I was ready to start a new chapter in my life,” she said, adding, “I got a call for *Aaya Na Tu* the same day that *Forbes* featured me in their list of 30 under 30. That day, I knew I had established myself as more than just a singer. So, we went ahead with the song.”

Speaking on her future projects, Momina revealed, “I’ll be releasing more music this year. I feel as a singer and musician, it’s my responsibility to talk about social issues, and you will hear about them in my music as well.”