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.