Pakistani ‘Prince of Pop’ Ali Zafar, who is creating a name for himself in Bollywood, has been getting many film offers in recent months. Zafar was recently offered the role of a gigolo, reported Times of India.
The producer, who approached the singer-turned-actor, insisted that Zafar was perfect for the part. Despite Zafar’s refusal, the film-maker persisted and even offered to pay him whatever fee he demanded. However Zafar remained adamant and refused the offer. The “Channo” hitmaker was last seen with Katrina Kaif and Imran Khan in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
Of late there’s been a lot of speculation regarding Zafar’s finicky nature in films. Times of India stated that, “If Akshay Kumar and John Abraham are playing male escorts in (Desi Boyz) an upcoming film, why can’t he?”
Last month Ali Zafar created waves in the media when he blatantly stated that he won’t kiss his co-star Aditi Rao on screen in his upcoming film, London, Paris, New York. Zafar’s publicist Ammara Hikmat clarified to The Express Tribune, “Ali refused to kiss his co-star and the script had to be changed to suit his demands. He tries his best to keep general values of his home country in mind and work in a way where he can fulfil his professional obligations and not disappoint his fans at the same time. We have witnessed his choices to do this and make us proud.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2011.