A new exciting season of the reality musical show, Pepsi Battle of the Bands (BoB), is about to start soon. However, there’s an interesting twist to it: instead of Ali Zafar, Strings will be replacing Atif Aslam, as reported by The Express Tribune.

The news of Atif Aslam leaving the show had been doing rounds previously and it was reported that Ali Zafar will be taking his place. However, with Zafar being stuck in a harassment case against BoB judge Meesha Shafi, it was said that he won’t be a part of the show altogether.

But, it’s now been confirmed that it will be Strings who will be replacing Aslam, althought BoB team has yet to make an official announcement regarding the news.

Besides Strings, Shahi Hassan, Fawad Khan, Meesha Shafi will be play the judging role on the show.

This is not the first time that the music legends Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood will be featured in a reality show. Strings took over Coke Studio season 7 in 2014, after the departure of Rohail Hyatt. Thereafter, they produced four consecutive seasons and only bid farewell to Pakistan’s biggest music platform last year, promising to return with more masterpieces from their musical expeditions.

What’s more, with five studio albums, four seasons of Coke Studio and multiple international film soundtracks and awards, the iconic duo of Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood is set to mark three decades of groundbreaking music with the release of eight new singles in 2018.