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Ali Zafar not being replaced in Dear Zindagi, says Alia Bhatt

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has denied reports that Pakistani actor Ali Zafar has been replaced from her upcoming film Dear Zindagi. Earlier, reports were doing the rounds that 36-year-old actor was replaced by Tahir Raj Bhasin in the movie amid row over banning Pakistani artists from working in India.

bollywood Updated: Nov 30, 2016 19:12 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt and Ali Zafar will be seen together in Dear Zindagi.
Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt and Ali Zafar will be seen together in Dear Zindagi.

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has denied reports that Pakistani actor Ali Zafar has been replaced from her upcoming film Dear Zindagi. Earlier, reports were doing the rounds that 36-year-old actor was replaced by Tahir Raj Bhasin in the movie amid row over banning Pakistani artists from working in India.

SRK plays Alia’s coach in the film directed by Gauri Shinde.

On being asked, the 23-year-old star said, “Nobody is being replaced. The film will release in its full form. There isn’t much conversation happening around who’s being replaced and who’s not. So, we can leave the edge of that topic for sometime since it has died down.”

The actress was speaking at the Absolut Elyx Filmfare Glamour and Style cover launch.

The Udta Punjab star said her character in Dear Zindagi is the closest to her. “Dear Zindagi is closest to my life. I am not saying I am exactly that character but I relate to it the most. Getting pissed off with relationships, there is a dialogue in teaser 3, where I say ‘I hate couples’. That happens,” Alia said.

“Not only me, but everyone will be able to see a shade of themselves in my character,” she said.

The actress “hopes” that the recent demonetisation move of the government will not affect her film.

Directed by Gauri Shinde of English Vinglish-fame, Dear Zindagi, which also stars Shah Rukh Khan, Angad Bedi, Kunal Kapoor, is scheduled to release on November 25.

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