Ali Zafar has cemented his place in the Indian film industry and is probably the most renowned Pakistani import for Bollywood. And Ali seems to be having a ball as he most recently signed a project opposite Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan. However, despite achieving so much, the Pakistani heartthrob is still not afraid to experiment with new avatars and interesting roles. And that is exactly what he aims to do for his upcoming role in ‘Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive’.
“I was given the task of composing, writing and singing the song. I had a lot of fun with it. It’s like an interesting take on the item number concept and the trend of acquiring abs to ensure a hit song,” said Ali Zafar. “Everybody who hears it for the first time bursts out laughing,” he finished.
While the first part had Ali Zafar play the protagonist in the movie, the sequel will feature him only in a cameo role. Ali said this was due to the fact that he wanted to try on new and challenging roles as opposed to conventional ones, something with which his director Abhishek agreed.
“When the sequel came underway, Abhishek and I were excited about it but as an actor I wanted to try something challenging. So he decided to cast me in an interesting number,” he said. “I felt as an actor I’ve already enacted the role of a reporter in Tere Bin Laden and would want to try something challenging even if it’s a special part. In the west, you would often see even big actors like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp feature in a surprisingly awkward yet interesting part. That’s the whole idea. Abhishek got excited and gave a really interesting angle to my role which obviously I can’t disclose right now but when you’ll watch the film you would understand why, when, how, what?”
Sporting six pack abs is not an easy task and Ali Zafar did reveal how rigorously he trained for them.
“It was a strict schedule of three months to get into shape. I was off carbs and sugar and worked out twice a day before the shoot commenced,” said Ali Zafar. “After it [training] was over, I binged on ice cream and parathas for a month,” he disclosed.