Bowled over by the actor’s performance in Tere Bin Laden, Aditya Chopra signed him for YRF’s next.
Yesterday, this newspaper reported that the lead actor of Tere Bin Laden, Ali Zafar, is considering moving to Mumbai. Well, now we know why.
The Pakistani actor has a new fan in Aditya Chopra and was recently signed on by Yash Raj Films for their next film, which will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (yes, the name coincidentally is quite similar!).
Apparently, Ritesh Deshmukh was initially approached for the same role but he declined the offer. Apart from Ali in one of the lead roles, the untitled YRF film stars Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif as well. Clearly, Ritesh’s loss is Ali’s gain.
Our source said, “Aditya Chopra loved Tere Bin Laden. YRF is known to spot talented newcomers. They are also giving director Ali Abbas Zafar his first break in this film. And as far as the actor Ali Zafar is concerned, the production house may sign him for at least three films.”
So, Ali’s future looks bright. When contacted, the official spokesperson of Yash Raj Films confirmed the news and said, “Ali Zafar has been confirmed for a leading part in the movie along with Imran and Katrina.”
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