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‘I don’t like to work hard’

Says singer Lucky Ali, who feels Bollywood isn’t his cup of tea; but is working in a film with his son.

music Updated: Sep 16, 2012 00:38 IST
Arpita Kala
Arpita Kala
Hindustan Times

Self-confessed gypsy, environmentalist, actor and singer Lucky Ali, has been bitten by wanderlust again and was recently in the city with his band for a performance. “It’s about the raasta (road) a man takes in his life,” says Ali of his band’s new album, Rastaman.

The 53-year-old, who bid adieu to Bollywood and took up organic farming, bluntly brushes off another stint in Bollywood. He says, “Oblivion is more attractive. I can’t work in Bollywood; it’s a lot of work. You need energy and inclination, and I don’t like to work hard.”

But laying low doesn’t mean Ali has been lying still. He is busy prepping for another stint in front of the camera with author of the novel Marathon Baba, Girish Kohli’s Upparwala Hazir Ho. And, he is not alone, Raiyan, his son with his second wife Inaya, will also star in this international production. “The film is about the relationship between a young boy and a grown up man. My son Raiyan will play the young boy. The female lead has not been finalised yet, but will surely be from Bollywood,” he says.

Ask him about his future projects and Ali says, “I have an unplugged (acoustic) performance for a television music channel aur uske baad hum khud unplug ho jaayenge.”

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First Published: Sep 15, 2012 17:40 IST