Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar, who is gearing up for his next Bollywood venture Total Siyapaa, says the audiences in his home country as well as India are going to relish and cherish the romantic comedy.
"Whenever we talk about India and Pakistan, people get very sensitive, but this film has balanced it in a very light way. Every person in Pakistan will enjoy the film as much as people in India. The film will bring people closer," Ali told reporters at the Total Siyapaa trailer launch.
Directed by E. Nivas and written by Neeraj Pandey, Total Siyapaa is the love story of a Pakistani guy (Ali) and an Indian girl, played by Yami Gautam who made her debut in Hindi films with Vicky Donor.
In the film, there is a scene where Ali and Yami are having a conversation over Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.
Ali is confident that Afridi, one of the most "adored and loved" cricketers at the moment, "will hug me" after seeing the film.
"My real fans will perceive it in a right way and everyone will come and watch the film," added the actor who has featured in other Bollywood films like Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Chashme Baddoor.
Pak beauties that got enamoured by Bollywood
Meesha Shafi: The Pakistani model and the singer started her Bollywood journey as Perizaad in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). She was also seen in Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).
Sara Loren: Though she started out her Bollywood career opposite Himesh Reshammiya in Kajrare, she made a mark only with Murder 3, wherein she played the part of a seductress.
Veena Malik: Pakistani actress, TV host and model Veena Malik shot to limelight with Bigg Boss Season 4. The actress then ventured into Bollywood with films like Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, Mumbai 125 KM 3D, Zindagi 50-50 and Supermodel. She also appeared in Kannada film Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga.
Meera: Pakistani actress Meera made her Bollywood debut with Nazar opposite Ashmit Patel. The movie was also the first Indo-Pakistani joint movie venture in 50 years. The film was not a box-office success.
Zeba Bakhtiar: Who can forget the 'khushrang' Hina. The actress made a mark in Bollywood with her strong performance oriented role in the film opposite Rishi Kapoor.
Somy Ali: She started her career in 1991 with Anth opposite Suniel Shetty. The actress also starred in movies like Krishan Avtaar, Yaar Gaddar and Teesra Kaun?