After Tere Bin Laden, Ali Zafar is excited about doing a Yash Raj film
He has created waves with his voice and his songs have scorched the charts worldwide. Known as Prince of Pop, Ali Zafar, Pakistani musician, painter, model and actor, who made his Bollywood debut with Tere Bin Laden is all set to do a Yash Raj film. He will be sharing screen space with Katrina Kaif and Imran Khan. The charming youngster talks about films and future plans.
Are you excited to be a part of Yash Raj banner?
Yes, of course. It's a romantic comedy and the film is slated to go on the floors this month. I have a parallel lead role.
Will you be singing in the movie?
“Definitely. The music is by Sohail Sen, who was the music director of What's Your Rashee.
Tere Bin Laden was a sleeper hit in the country and abroad. What kind of responses have you been getting?
Overwhelming! The responses we have got were not what we had expected. I'm grateful to people who have liked the film. When I signed on, I wanted to do something that was out-of-the-box. And the film fulfilled that wish.
How was it received in Pakistan?
Tere Bin Laden didn't release in Pakistan, but many watched it on pirated DVDs and loved the film.
What was the best compliment you have received for the film?
I met this gentleman whose friends forced him to watch Tere Bin Laden when he was sick. He told me that despite not being well, he ended up laughing and rolling in his chair. I was also happy when Salman Khan said he enjoyed watching the film. His laughter is infectious and child-like.
Were you sceptical about working in an Indian film?
No, I wasn't sceptical of coming and working here. I have been coming to India since the last six to seven years. This is my 26th visit to the country. I'm very comfortable here and people are very warm and welcoming.
Will you do Pakistani films too?
I will be working in Pakistani films but for now I am concentrating on Bollywood.
Do you want to stick to the comedy genre?
I don't want to be typecast. I want to try each and every genre. That will be fun.
Bollywood News Service