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At home in India

Pakistan’s Prince Of Pop, Ali Zafar, has become fearless after working in the semi-blasphemous satire Tere Bin Laden loosely based on Osama Bin Laden.

entertainment Updated: Jun 25, 2010 03:17 IST

Pakistan’s Prince Of Pop, Ali Zafar, has become fearless after working in the semi-blasphemous Osama Bin Laden satire

Tere Bin Laden.



“It’s a great day when I don’t have to face visa issues or threats. None of it is as bad as is reported. Often, the media makes me aware that I have received a threat from Osama’s kin. I’m not afraid of threats,” says Zafar, who is currently enjoying his stay in Mumbai.



“I love the city. I’ve always received positive response to my music here. I just hope my rugged, fearless image in

Tere Bin Laden

clicks with the audience too,” he says. Zafar has spent the last few days stocking up on movies. “I watched Robin Hood. I also want to see Raavan and Raajneeti as I’m here for a while,” smiles Zafar.



Ask him if the ban on artistes from across the border has affected him, he says, “The ban is irritating. It limits us. Indian artistes are respected in Pakistan. I wish it’s the same here with Pakistani artistes. Movies like

Tere Bin Laden

explore the lighter side of complex situations,” he says.