Manish Paul 'okay' with being compared to Ali Zafar

Bollywood actor believes Ali is 'a star in himself'

Entertainment Desk February 09, 2016
Bollywood actor believes Ali is 'a star in himself'. PHOTO: PHOTOFILE

Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive lead actor Manish Paul is relatively new to Bollywood and while he is still figuring his way out in the film industry, he has disclosed that he is 'okay’ with being compared to Ali Zafar.

The TV host-turned-Bollywood actor, who replaced Ali in the Tere Bin Laden spin off, said, "I think I am ok with the comparisons... Ali is not a bad actor to be compared with. He is a good actor, very good singer, he is a star in himself. It will be good if the comparisons happen."


Tere Bin Laden 2 poster released and there's no sign of Ali Zafar

Manish also revealed that he would like to play diverse roles in films and not get 'restricted' to comedy, reported Huffington Post.

"I want to try different roles. I just don't want to be restricted to comedy. I would love to do an out-an-out romantic film and hardcore serious action film. Let's see if I get that," said the actor who will be seen in the upcoming comedy flick Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive.

However, he understands that since he's a new comer in the film industry, having only bagged a second film in Bollywood so far, he can't be 'choosy'.

"I don't choose roles, the directors and producers offer me... I am just two films old right now so I can't be that choosy. May be after this if people say, 'lets try something different with him', I'll be open to it," Manish said.

Although Manish did cameo roles in 2010, he made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with film Mickey Virus, in which he plays the lead role as a computer geek.


Where there’s Tere Bin Laden, there’s Ali Zafar

When asked if he would consider acting in any more daily soaps, Manish explained that he is not fit for such roles, but would be interested in acting in a short TV series, such as the likes of American television series, 24.

"My creativity does not match with the shows and then that is a problem. I couldn't get the satisfaction so that's why I couldn't do it. So I left it. I was free for a year, sitting at home doing nothing. Then hosting happened and everything clicked.”

Ali Zafar reveals details about cameo role in 'Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive!'

"A show like 24 is awesome, so if more shows are getting made like that, I would love to be a part of it," he said.

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive will see Ali Zafar in a special guest appearance; an item song 6 Pack Abs. The song has been written, composed and sung by him.

Check out Ali Zafar in the item song:

Ali Zafar playing special role in 'Tere Bin Laden' spin-off

The film is set to be released on February 19 and also stars actors Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra and Sikandar.


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