London, Paris, New York: Ali Zafar rocks the industry

Published: February 28, 2012
Ali Zafar’s LPNY’s musical directions are already reaping him fame and fortune. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Ali Zafar’s LPNY’s musical directions are already reaping him fame and fortune. PHOTO: PUBLICITY


Even before its release, Ali Zafar’s film London, Paris, New York (LPNY), is doing wonders for the Pakistani musician-cum-actor as his songs are ranking on top of radio channel Air Check India.

Zafar, who has written six songs for this film and has also sung and composed them, is the first lead actor in a Bollywood production to take over the role of a music director. The songs that have left a mark on Indian listenership include, “Voh Dekhnay Mein”, “Ting Rang “and the title track “London, Paris, New York”. attested to “Voh Dekhanay Mein’s” popularity and dubbed it as a song with “infectious appeal”. The news of its popularity couldn’t come at a better time for the actor as the LPNY release date is just around the corner — March 2.

An excited Zafar said about this achievement, “I am humbled by the response. Making music for films is not an easy job. You have to compose a song within the parameters of the situation which has been decided by the writer and the director. I consider myself lucky that whatever I sent to the producers and director was liked by them. I didn’t have to remake any song.”

On the terrific response he got from his fans, he said, “What a singer awaits the most is the response of his fans. And up till now, this venture has been very encouraging. I have been performing live with co-star Aditi Rao in different cities for film promotions and the response we have gotten from the crowd has kept me going.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 29th, 2012.

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  • sara
    Feb 29, 2012 - 1:27AM

    The London, Paris, NY song is a cheap knock off of Rihanna’s “Empire State of Mind”


  • Ali
    Feb 29, 2012 - 5:39AM

    The song “Voh Dekhanay Mein” gets stuck in your head. Funny, romantic yet simple lyrics. The movie looks cute too.


  • Taha
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:43AM

    Way to go!


  • Feb 29, 2012 - 7:42AM

    Zafat love i m deaf


  • Canya
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:24AM

    @ sara: “Empire State of Mind” is a song by American rapper and hip hop artist Jay-Z, featuring vocals and a chorus from R&B and soul singer Alicia Keys.


  • Amina
    Feb 29, 2012 - 12:30PM

    Well done Ali Zafar!!.. Another proud moment for Pakistani’s…


  • Ali
    Feb 29, 2012 - 5:16PM

    @Sara, get your facts straight first.


  • Feb 29, 2012 - 6:23PM

    is this a lollywood movie or some bollywood crap?


  • @TightChuddi
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:41PM

    lollywood also produce crap…lol


  • Saad
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:55PM

    Songs sound like some bad tribute to Ali Zafar’s ‘Channo’ phase way back in 2004! Not good.


  • Pinto
    Mar 2, 2012 - 11:25PM

    @TightChuddi:yeh, its a crap and thats why a pakistani actor is chosen for it Recommend

  • the only rational person here
    Mar 7, 2012 - 2:11PM

    I am not an Ali Zafar fan but I found this movie’s music better than many bollywood films’ meaningless cheap songs.


  • Omm
    Mar 7, 2012 - 4:55PM

    Yeah a big hit – Only 8 people in the cinema for the first day screening. Flopped badly here in London. Way to go!


  • Kanwal
    Mar 14, 2012 - 9:31PM

    I guess Pakistan is so much full of hypocrisy! If Ali Zafar did all the kissing stuff in this movie, thats very artistic and talented of him. How would people have reacted if it was Veena Malik who had kissed an indian actor?


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