Ali Zafar signs London, Paris, New York

Published: August 22, 2011

Apart from acting, pop sensation Ali Zafar will also pen the lyrics for London, Paris, New York. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistani ‘prince of pop’, Ali Zafar, fresh from an acting project with Yash Raj Films — Mere Brother Ki Dulhan — will now feature in the upcoming film London, Paris, New York, confirmed a press release by Fox Star Studios and Rose Movies. The film, produced by well-known film-makers Goldie Behl and Shrishti Arya, also marks the directorial debut of Anu Menon.

“In our film we have a new cast of immensely talented actors — Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao —  who we are sure will definitely appeal to the youth in this coming of age love story” confirmed Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios, India.

London, Paris, New York is Zafar’s third film in B-town after the singer-cum-actor made his Bollywood debut last year with Tere Bin Laden. The 31-year-old’s second Bollywood production Mere Brother Ki Dulhan — which also features Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif — hits theatres in September.

“For London, Paris, New York, I am composing the music, writing the songs and singing them as well. I hope I live up to expectations, if any. You will see that in my future projects as well,” stated Zafar.

Capturing the angst of those in their early 20s, London, Paris, New York is the story of Nikhil and Lalitha — two completely different individuals who are drawn to each other in spite of their differences or perhaps because of them. The film follows their journey of love as they meet in London, Paris and New York for a night in each city. London, Paris, New York is a love story which also seeks to bring back wit into Bollywood’s romantic comedies.

The movie is in production and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2012.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2011.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Aamir
    Aug 22, 2011 - 9:17PM

    Next stop Hollywood. He’s gone on another level now. Can’t touch him

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  • fahim
    Aug 22, 2011 - 10:19PM

    Once again bollywood rules… While India shines, our industry is dead. The intrinsic hate in our society, carefully planted by politicians and mullahs to suit their own agenda has completely destroyed art, culture, dance, literature, music, instruments in pak. Recommend

  • CB Guy
    Aug 22, 2011 - 10:58PM

    Good to see him not jumping on every absurd offer he gets. Lets hope that he goes to hollywood and gets some good roles. Would be good to see some one giving company to Faran Tahir. Recommend

  • Asma Mallick
    Aug 23, 2011 - 12:27AM

    Lollywood is so used to pushing out trash with the likes of Shan and Momy that when they see a talent like Ali Zafar they ignore it and Bollywood recognizes talent and are taking every opportunity so Ali is on this third Bollywodd film !!!
    Does any oneout there know if Mirais still interested in casting Ali for “RELUCTANT TERRORIST” or she has moved on to another actor? rumor has it that Angelina Joli & Brad Pitt are eying our Ali Zafar for a block buster action packed within the near future.
    Watch out Hollywood – ALI ZAFAR us ready any time.

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  • shahmeen
    Aug 23, 2011 - 2:44AM

    good to see him in something other than a t shirt and a vest, unlike atif dressing up suits him

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  • optimist
    Aug 23, 2011 - 3:54AM

    @ Asma Mallick

    Lollywood alone is not responsible. Has Pakistan excelled in other areas and only film industry is behind?

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  • Aiza Khan
    Aug 23, 2011 - 5:51AM

    correction-he signed his fourth film not third n idont think working with aditi rao as a co-star is a good idea…she has a really bad history….still,best of luck ali..m looking forward to watching it…^_^

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  • Fighter
    Aug 23, 2011 - 7:46AM

    @Asma Mallick:
    dude speak carefully, its “RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST” not what you mentioned.

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  • Aug 23, 2011 - 1:35PM

    Great best of luck Mr, Zafar!

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  • Haha
    Aug 23, 2011 - 7:40PM

    @Fighter: Asma is a dudette, not a dude!!!!

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  • taha
    Aug 23, 2011 - 7:56PM

    extremely talented superstar.ali zafar is a gem or a diamond.wish him best of luck.once again pakistan hits the town

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  • Cosmo
    Aug 23, 2011 - 11:04PM

    @Haha:
    point taken, Asma is Betty.

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  • Musa
    Aug 24, 2011 - 7:41AM

    Good Luck for the future bro:] May Allah Mian bless you and you keep on shining for Pakistan and your self . Illahi Ameen.

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  • Aamster
    Sep 3, 2011 - 11:40AM

    Ali Zafar rocks!!!! Shan and mommer rana are trash. They need to be thrown in the bin.

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