Did you know: SRK wanted Ali Zafar's 'Rockstar' in 'Zero'

Published: January 24, 2019


Singer-actor Ali Zafar has garnered a lot of popularity in recent times. Whether it’s for his Bollywood roles, local film Teefa In Trouble or sexual harassment allegations by Meesha Shafi – he has always been in the news.

Although the star and his songs have already been featured in a few Indian films, did you know that the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan wanted to Zafar’s hit track Rockstar in one of his films?


During an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the Sajania singer seemed quite keen on working with Bollywood’s Badshah. When asked what he’d ask Khan if given the chance, Zafar quipped, “When do I get to sing for you (SRK)?”

This was then followed by the famed singer reminiscing about his last meeting with the Indian superstar. The two had met for dinner after Zafar had shot a cameo in SRK’s Dear Zindagi and that’s when the Dilwale actor had mentioned he wanted Zafar’s song in his film.



Sharing the story, the Channo crooner stated, “He mentioned that he really liked my song Rockstar for his movie Zero. He told me that ‘I am going to be playing a dwarf in my next film’ and then asked whether I would ‘let’ him use my song… and I had said, ‘by all means’.”

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Explaining why it didn’t work out, Zafar added, “But unfortunately, due to the unstable political climate, it never worked out.”

The critically acclaimed Rockstar was performed by Zafar during the 8th season of Coke Studio.

Watch the interview here:

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 24, 2019 - 4:55PM

    Ali Zafar did a good thing by not going to India anyway Zero movie is a flop. Look at the images of Fawad and Mahira now. They are not popular in either of the countries. Recommend

  • Chacha Jee
    Jan 24, 2019 - 9:51PM

     “But unfortunately, due to the unstable political climate, it never worked out.” It says all. Why Pakistani talent desires to work in India?Recommend

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