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Pakistani singer-actor not afraid of Osama’s kin

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

india Updated: Jun 23, 2010 14:34 IST
Sharin Bhatti
Sharin Bhatti
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

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 since I’m here for a while,” smiles Zafar.

Wonder whether the ban on the exchanging artistes across the border has affected him too? “The ban is irritating. It limits one’s horizons. The relations have improved a bit. Indian artistes are respected in Pakistan. I really wish it’s the same in India with Pakistani artistes. Movies like Tere Bin Laden explore the lighter side of complex situations,” Zafar states.

First Published: Jun 23, 2010 12:20 IST

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