Ali Zafar to perform for free at PSL closing ceremony

Published: March 4, 2017
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Actor cancelled his film shoot to accommodate performance at PSL closing ceremony

Actor cancelled his film shoot to accommodate performance at PSL closing ceremony

KARACHI: Upon request of relevant authorities and insistence of fans, singer-actor Ali Zafar has taken back his decision of not performing at the PSL closing ceremony in Lahore. “Since I’ve been extensively busy with my first Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble, my performance wasn’t in the plan but when I saw the fans disappointed, I left everything and made myself available to live this moment. It’s a big day for me. For my country. I hope all goes well and we make history and show the world what we are capable of,” Zafar told The Express Tribune. He will be performing free of charge.

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Zafar further said that he owes everything to Pakistan and its people. “No matter where my work takes me in the world, Pakistan has always been home for me. A home that’s given me more than I could ever dream of. The growing love and respect of my people, is an inspiration big enough to leave everything and be there among the people singing for them. Specially the song whose lyrics I penned visualising this very moment where cricket would come back home. “Phir siti bajay gi, stage sajay ga, aur tali bajay gi, ab khel  Jammay ga.

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Zafar had to clear the air about his performance because he had earlier said that he will not be performing at the closing ceremony. “Contrary to the news, I won’t be performing at the PSL closing ceremony. It is indeed a big moment, hope we get to celebrate in safety,” Ali tweeted on Friday.

In another earlier post, the Channo hit-maker had stated the reason why he will be missing out from the match being played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. “Unfortunately, I am stuck with a shooting schedule for a film. But lots of love and prayers,” the Kill Dill actor wrote on Twitter.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • SNKN
    Mar 4, 2017 - 9:50PM

    Bravo Ali Zafar and Best wishes for a great PSL Final at Lahore! Stadium seating is sold outRecommend

  • Anz
    Mar 5, 2017 - 7:29AM

    Quickly fell in line. Recommend

  • LOL
    Mar 5, 2017 - 10:51AM

    everything is turning out to be better than expected. International players, commentators and umpires have arrived in Lahore. Bravo PSL management.Recommend

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