Believe it or not, this is a question Pakistani pop singer, model and actor Ali Zafar was asked by a Twitter fan — and he answered! Zafar, who has made a splash in Bollywood with his films Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and most recently London Paris New York, spent this Sunday answering fans’ questions on the micro-blogging website. Read on to see what he thinks about the newly elected prime minister and acting in a Lollywood film.
Q: Who are you? Why do you show off?
A: Jaanay day yaar — let it go, friend.
Q: Why are you so cute?
A: Only on TV.
Q: Who is your favourite singer and what is your favourite song?
A: Jeff Buckley, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Kishore Kumar, Mehdi Hassan, Abida Parveen and a lot more.
Q: What was the last movie you saw?
A: 21 Jump Street, Hugo.
Q: What impresses you?
Q: What would be the first thing you’do if you are made the prime minister of Pakistan?
A: Have a serious talk with… (if you’re wondering who he’s referring to, your guess is as good as ours!)
Q: What is your review for this “Coke Studio” season?
A: I think some tracks sound great.
Q: How do you deal with someone who comes into your life, becomes special and then leaves?
A: You write a song; or many songs.
Q: Your favourite musical instrument?
Q: Who is your favourite cricketer?
A: Imran Khan, Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram and many more.
Q: What is your review for Teri Meri Kahaani?
A: Haven’t seen yet but want to. I’ve heard they (Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra) look great.
Q: Are you going to do any more movies in India?
A: Yes, two more; for now.
Q: Why don’t you work as an actor in Lollywood?
A: I will if a sensible script comes along.
Q: Your next Hindi film is?
A: Chashme Baddoor, releasing on August 24.
Q: Have you sung any songs in Chashme Baddoor?
A: Yes, a couple.
Q: Are you satisfied with the new prime minister?
A: Are you all?
Q: Similarities between India and Pakistan?
A: Aik maa kay do baetay. Galay milnay kay intezar mein (two sons from the same mother waiting to embrace each other)
Q: Would you act in a Pakistani movie, if offered? A Shoaib Mansoor movie?
A: Yes why not; if I like the script.
Q: Will you be in a funny movie like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan again?
A: Chashme Baddoor is funny.
Q: Is there anyone you have a dream to work with, in your career?
A: Roger Waters, David Gilmour.
Q: What is your idea of happiness?
A: It should not come at the cost of other people’s sadness.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2012.