On January 30, Ali Zafar was set to perform live at the music launch of his upcoming movie, London Paris New York (LPNY). But the plan has been scrapped after the actor-singer hurt his right hand while shooting for David Dhawan’s Chashme Buddoor.
“Since Ali has sung all the songs, he agreed to come on stage and was ready to perform despite his injury. But the makers have told him to rest,” says an insider from the film unit.
The filmmakers had planned an elaborate event, high on the musical quotient, given that Ali is a popular singer from Pakistan, who has several successful stage shows to his credit. Now, they have to think of other options.
LPNY director Anu Menon confirms the news, “We would have loved to have Ali perform, but he has hurt his hand rather badly.”
Meanwhile, Ali and his co-star Aditi Rao Hydari’s kiss in the film is making news following the censor board’s objection to it.
After they gave the film’s trailer featuring it an A certificate, the producers have decided to modify the sequence for both, the promos and the feature film, to ensure that they can reach out to the maximum audience.
The film, produced by Goldie Behl and Shrishti Arya will open on March 2.
“We are really excited about this coming-of-age comedy. It is different from the other rom-coms and should appeal to the youth,” says Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios India, the co-producers.