HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

Ali Zafar more popular than AR Rahman?

Smrity Sharma, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, November 17, 2012
First Published: 15:21 IST(17/11/2012) | Last Updated: 17:06 IST(17/11/2012)

Ali Zafar, who won over Indian audiences with his singing much before his Bollywood debut Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), has been declared the third-most Google searched singer in India by Variety magazine.

According to the survey, Ali was just behind Jagjit Singh and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. The singer-actor was way ahead of Atif Aslam and even AR Rahman who stood fifth and sixth respectively.

Ali ZafarAli says, gRahman sir and many others have a very special place in my heart. I am just a humble student of music doing my own thing. I am glad that people like it.h

He also feels that there is no such thing as competition as there are enough opportunities for all. gI look at people involved in music as friends. There is enough in the world for everyone to achieve and attain,h says the singer-turned-actor.  Ali is passionate about music, but he has now started enjoying acting equally. gActing takes up a lot of time and dedication. I am singing for my own projects and have been asked to compose and write for my next film. I am also working on my next album. I don't like to just sing songs like a machine in a factory.h

The actor has been busy shooting for Chashme Baddoor, which releases on February 22, after which he will start the schedule of Aman Ki Asha, a rom-com where he will be paired with Yami Gautam.

Copyright ? 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved