Finally, a love story for Ali Zafar
After two comedies — Tere Bin Laden (2010) and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) — singer-actor Ali Zafar is finally ready for a love story. “Yes, for the first time, you will see me in a passionately romantic avatar with Aditi (Rao) in London, Paris, New York,” admits the star from across the border.bollywood Updated: Oct 19, 2011 18:30 IST
After two comedies — Tere Bin Laden (2010) and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) — singer-actor Ali Zafar is finally ready for a love story. “Yes, for the first time, you will see me in a passionately romantic avatar with Aditi (Rao) in London, Paris, New York,” admits the star from across the border.However, he is quick to add that director Anu Menon will aesthetically film love scenes. While justifying the story and keeping his producers, Fox Star Studio and Goldie Behl’s Rose Movies happy, the film will also not make his wife Ayesha uncomfortable or upset his more conservative Pakistani fans.
A few years ago, another Pakistani actor, Meera, had drawn flak from the country’s moral guardians and even got threatening calls for daring to lock lips with co-star Ashmit Patel in her first Hindi movie, Nazar. More recently, Veena Malik also whipped up a storm of protests by getting cozy with Ashmit on the Colors reality show 'Bigg Boss'.
However, while admitting that there are a few ‘intimate’ scenes in his new film, Ali insists that the kisses will not be the selling point of his film. London, Paris, New York revolves around a couple — Nikhil and Lalitha — who are poles apart. They meet in three different cities over three time zones and that adds different shades to their characters and relationship.
“Since it is about two people falling in love and the natural progression that follows anywhere in the world, it will be a little more daring than my first two films. However, it won’t have anything that’s offensive, obscene or attention-seeking,” he assures. “My personal conscience sets the limits, beyond which I would never venture.”
So no sizzling lip-locks of the kind Hrithik Roshan and his Mere Brother Ke Dulhan co-star Katrina Kaif exchanged in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? “No way!” he exclaims, adding, “London, Paris, New York may be a love story about today’s youth, but it won’t have uninhibited kissing and love-making scenes. It’s a film you can take your family to without having to squirm in your seat.”
First Published: Oct 16, 2011 13:23 IST