Uzbek MTV broadcasts a number performed by the president's daughter
Web site Shov-shuv.uz reports that Karimova's repertoire already includes five numbers already. Only one flick has been made so far. Residents of Uzbekistan have known it since January when Karimova herself made the announcement in an interview with the Tashkent-based Bella Terra.
An excerpt from Karimova's interview with Bella Terra (December 2005 - January 2006)
Question: There are the rumors you made a flick to a number you sing...
Gulnara Karimova: I sang a song once and my friends said "Let's make a flick" but they promised it would be a cartoon or something. I agreed... It was at the close of another long workday, at 1100 hours or so, when I did not think I had any voice anymore, that I was told that a team of the best animators had been pulled together and that they were only waiting for me. It turned out that several shots had to be filmed and that the whole number had to be remade. That's all, they said. We made it inside twenty-four hours...
The flick includes elements of a cartoon by a "team of the best animators", to quote Karimova herself. There is no plot as such - just a medley of images of a deluxe palace, a blue limo, and a huge ring on the heroin's hand. The final shot, however, may be a reference to the hobby of the Uzbek princess - jewelry design.
Unutma Meni is a number the Uzbek audience knows and loves. It was performed by many including the famous Kumush Razzakova. Karimova's flick is promised to be available in the Internet soon.