Ali Zafar jumps to Katrina's rescue

Published: October 19, 2010
Ali’s heroics have redeemed his first meeting with Katrina. PHOTO: AFP

Ali’s heroics have redeemed his first meeting with Katrina. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani musician turned actor Ali Zafar has saved the day by coming to Bollywood siren Katrina Kaif’s rescue during shooting of romantic comedy Meray Brother Ki Dulhan.

Talking to Express 24/7, Ali said he jumped in to save Katrina when her hair got stuck in a pedestal fan on the set. His heroic act prevented Katrina from losing her hair.

Ali’s heroics have redeemed his first meeting with Katrina, where he failed to recognise her. But Katrina reportedly reacted politely and introduced herself to Ali.

It also seems Ali has won over Indian hearts after he gifted a stranger his lucky guitar.

The story goes that a stranger would come to the studios every day to watch the shooting, and Ali found out that the boy was a struggling musician.

Ali presented his lucky guitar to the stranger and wished him luck for the future.

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  • Sobia Abdul Razzaq
    Oct 19, 2010 - 1:44PM

    That’s very kind act of Ali towards Indian. but bad luck happened with Katrina, anyways it happens in shootings.and should not be exaggerated.Recommend

  • Naima
    Oct 19, 2010 - 1:48PM

    Wow.. I like Ali Zafar.. he deserve to rule on million heart.. he is not like other actors who just want to work on bollywood, he also know what he have to do in bollywood.. We must feel proud on him….Recommend

  • shazia
    Oct 19, 2010 - 2:47PM

    that gud act done by Ali. Be good be blessed.Recommend

  • nisha aslam
    Oct 19, 2010 - 2:50PM

    ali is great musician as well as superb actor…. ALLAH bless him…Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:05PM

    Ali has always been brave and bold enough no matter how the situation is….really proud of him! :)Recommend

  • alvina
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:11PM

    wow ali….thiz is soo cute…!!
    lov u soo much <3 <3Recommend

  • sehrish
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:11PM

    luv u ali……….keep rockingRecommend

  • maxaheer
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:11PM

    Awsome!!!! wish Ali bhai all the luck! He has always been a great inspiration for me.Recommend

  • bisma malik
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:12PM

    ali is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Oct 19, 2010 - 3:13PM


  • Muhammad Sajid
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:22PM

    It is strange that Ali Zafar would hand over his “Lucky Guitar” to an indian stranger and has done his best to save Katrina’s hair but he has not bothered about two million people stranded homeless in the recent floods.
    He would have better served his nation by doing some shows and donating the money to them.Recommend

  • Naqash
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:34PM

    He is awesum man having lot of love in his heart….he deserve to b a Super star which he isRecommend

  • sue
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:36PM

    yr kamal kia ap nay ahla proud of u n act of not recognising was wahoooooooooooooooRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2010 - 3:51PM

    ali u r great,may ur
    upcoming movie become successfulRecommend

  • faisal
    Oct 19, 2010 - 4:08PM

    he’s a gud person… I also read the news abt their 1st meeting.. whn he dint recognize Kat’s, keep doing well Ali..!! best ov luck..!!Recommend

  • Oct 19, 2010 - 4:21PM

    I hope he recognizes Salman Khan, coz he is going to see him soon :PRecommend

  • Oct 19, 2010 - 4:38PM

    Very kind and nice act, I appreciates Ali’s effort in reducing the tension between the countries and wish him all the best.Recommend

  • deepika
    Oct 19, 2010 - 4:41PM

    oh hw sweet ali….
    datz y i luv u so much …..
    u r a very very gud person…….
    gud luck 4 urs upcumin movie….
    i will never miss it….
    n i will watch it on 1st day 1st showRecommend

  • raza
    Oct 19, 2010 - 4:43PM

    Ali’s heroics have redeemed his first meeting with Katrina, where he failed to recognise her. But Katrina reportedly reacted politely and introduced herself to AliRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2010 - 5:11PM

    oh nice yrRecommend

  • jawad khan
    Oct 19, 2010 - 5:19PM

    ali is realy doing great…keep it upRecommend

  • Nadia
    Oct 19, 2010 - 6:38PM

    Ali ur such a kind hearted person, I jst wish I cud meet u 1 day in my lyf!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Madhulika singh
    Oct 19, 2010 - 6:40PM

    I love u Ali m a die hard fan of ur.i m diein 2 watch u Again in our industryRecommend

  • sana lasani
    Oct 19, 2010 - 6:41PM

    Ali is a great guy..
    He is a good singer n we all pakistani love him..Recommend

  • Oct 19, 2010 - 6:47PM

    v all love u janoooo …u r Pride of r nation….MILLIONS BILLIONS TRILLIONS best wishes 4 u…keep doing your gr8 work…& ya he is conquered the world with his work….Ali zafar is spectecular & phenomenal person….God bless u….Recommend

  • Asim
    Oct 19, 2010 - 6:52PM

    How is this news even worthy of being published.Recommend

  • abc
    Oct 19, 2010 - 7:08PM

    Does this deserve to be news? Times of India more like we have here!Recommend

  • hunyy
    Oct 19, 2010 - 7:19PM

    that was a game to impress..lolzzzzRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2010 - 8:00PM

    good going pakistanisRecommend

  • Lily
    Oct 19, 2010 - 8:34PM

    Ali doesn’t need to impress anyone….he already has enough of everything..and in reply of “he should have done some thing for his nation”…For your information he did..he made many paintings(he is a great artist) and put them on auction and money goes toward those homeless people…also he goes to places and stands as a support for manyyy..And this news is surely worthy of being published, because this is very entertaining fact, and we all need entertainment in our lives….otherwise you wouldn’t be wasting your time here..
    And Love You Ali :)Recommend

  • Oct 19, 2010 - 8:53PM

    Ali Zafar is a Pakistani and we are the BestRecommend

  • Colgaze
    Oct 19, 2010 - 9:12PM

    Waialy loog …muhahahahahhahahaRecommend

  • danyal
    Oct 19, 2010 - 11:06PM

    sajjad wat u have done for the flood victms????
    search web u will find pics of ali zafar helping flood victims
    ALI keer rocking as art has no boundries and do quality work indians and pakistani r with u baby lov uRecommend

  • Waqas Ahmed
    Oct 19, 2010 - 11:18PM

    Ali zafar is a nice guyRecommend

  • Bushra Siddiqui
    Oct 19, 2010 - 11:47PM

    @Muhammad Sajid _ Isnt it amazing you always get a critic like you what Ali Zafar did in the above instances was spontaneous probably a trait you do not have. His two acts of kindness will probably do more to help the bonds of friendship between Pakistan & India
    Here @Muhammad Sajid is an example of what Ali Zafar did and there are probably more examples if you took time from your schedule to google

    Hadiqa Kiani and Ali Zafar were
    two of the many public
    figures/celebrities to make an
    appearance on Pukaar on Geo to urge
    their fans to donate as much as they
    can to the Pukaar MKRF ( Mir Khalil Ur
    Rehman fund) for the flood victims.

    We have a trend in Pakistan that is disturbing, a small group of people who would just like to tear down people’s achievements and would love to glorify in their downfall and you @Muhammad Sajid seem to belong in that crowdRecommend

  • sarah
    Oct 20, 2010 - 1:35AM

    just one question ali, how could you not recognise katrina? couldnt you see that hurrican approach you? :)Recommend

  • sarah
    Oct 20, 2010 - 1:35AM

    just one question ali, how could you not recognise katrina? couldnt you see that hurricane approach you? Recommend

  • Oct 20, 2010 - 2:26AM

    Good man! The real diplomats and leaders are the people of India and Pakistan and people like Ali Zafar and the Two Tennis players show us the way forwardRecommend

  • Giri
    Oct 20, 2010 - 10:39AM

    Wait a minute..Don’t declare victory soon about Ali being a Pakistani..Once he gets few movies, he may as well forget where he came from and call him self a Bombay wala a la Adnan Sami.. Isn’t it correct that Pakistanis hate Adnan because he never calls himself a proud Pakistani? Just a thought..Recommend

  • Oct 20, 2010 - 12:09PM


  • Oct 20, 2010 - 12:31PM

    Nice!!! Very Nice!!! Good show and keep the flag flying high for the honor of Pakistanis. Wish this blogger was in your place.

    Salams and best wishes.Recommend

  • Faizan Ahmed
    Oct 20, 2010 - 1:47PM

    Ali zafar is very talented singer as well nice actor…..
    Its a gud effort to reduce difficulties between both countries…
    Ali showed gud responce and going very best….
    Best of LUCK… ALI BRO …….<3 <3 <3 <3 <3**Recommend

  • hameed ali
    Oct 20, 2010 - 4:55PM

    i think singing is some thing miles away from him…but no doubt he is supurve in acting…Recommend

  • Oct 20, 2010 - 6:05PM

    Congratzzzzzzzzzzz ALi Bhai for Touch the Heaven Queen :PRecommend

  • basanti
    Oct 20, 2010 - 7:59PM

    wow how obssessed pakistanis are with bollywood but sad rulers banning bollywood movies in pakistan.Recommend

  • basanti
    Oct 20, 2010 - 8:00PM

    btw katrina is not indian.she is britishRecommend

  • Zohra Nishan
    Oct 20, 2010 - 10:47PM

    Hey Girls, have you noticed how all the MALES are threatened by ALI !!! One ostracizes him as not being Pakistani enough the other claims that he will forget Pakistan when he becomes rich and famous.
    The PROBLEM with the Pakistani male is that they tend to surface their insecurities when there is a good looking…hunkeye candy…boy toy… ALI ZAFAR who make the females all over the world weak at the knees! So to compensate fpr their insecurities they try to bash him while Ali is laughing all the way to the bank.
    My friends in the business in Hollywood are telling me that its just a matter of time before Hollywood comes knocking at the door for ALI !
    Clint Eastwood has a project in the works that he intends to use Ali Jafar and Angelina Jolie but there a some nude scenes where the recently married Ali might have issues with but

    girls all over the world are holding
    their breath…..


  • Nadeem Arif
    Oct 20, 2010 - 10:52PM

    Good Job! Ali.You are the real hero as you have rescued Kat in reality not like other filmy heroes who do that in Movies.Recommend

  • Obaid mumtaz
    Oct 20, 2010 - 11:01PM

    U GO ALI =D makin room in the big tym =DRecommend

  • Bilal Zaidi
    Oct 21, 2010 - 7:47AM

    @everyone here:
    hahahahaahahahaahahah whenever I’m bored, I come over to the Tribune website to be entertained.
    Yet again, I’m not disappointed!


  • Oct 21, 2010 - 8:20AM

    i lov u Ali ….Recommend

  • Oct 21, 2010 - 8:23AM

    janoooooooo May God bless u with more success & happiness in your life…..lov u….Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 21, 2010 - 3:23PM

    ali bhai respectRecommend

  • Medha Sethi
    Oct 21, 2010 - 6:58PM

    Thank u veryyyy much Ali, for saving my Sweetheart <3 :)
    May God bless you eternally !Recommend

  • Asif
    Oct 22, 2010 - 10:45AM

    wow.Ali you could prove a best guard for katrina**Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Oct 23, 2010 - 12:40AM

    His PR team is doing a stellar job.Recommend

  • Mohsin
    Oct 23, 2010 - 5:37PM

    Well katrina is not recognised by ALi zafar,thats strangel.,,,,,,,,,,,,,Recommend

  • Rana Sajid Farid Khan
    Oct 25, 2010 - 12:20AM

    Ali is very good actor n i think he looks very nice with katreena rather than Salman.Recommend

  • danyal
    Oct 25, 2010 - 9:52PM

    ali u r soooo handsome…. i just want to say u tht please do watever u want to do but dont loose 2 do quality work n dont make mistakes like our other artists from pak have done before….do quality workkk
    lov u best wishesRecommend

  • anonymous
    Oct 28, 2010 - 5:42PM

    nyc act ali.u r a rock star……..:-)Recommend

  • Rana Amjad
    Nov 1, 2010 - 1:05PM

    Ali, you are a human being first therefore please do not fall into the trap of Indian Pakistani as mentioned by some! You are doing a fantastic job & continue doing it! Artists do not have any religions they believe in humanity like Bullah Shah & other Saints. Talk & work about Peace & Brotherhood. God bless you! Recommend

  • shoaib ali
    Nov 22, 2010 - 2:50AM

    He did well. i don’t know when it comes to Pakistani & Indian actors/singers,why we start fighting. we should admit the fact that it was one country.We have similar language,culture and many other things then why we always fight to prove ourselves better then other?why we can’t be like Gulf Countries& Europe? why do we need to so many formalities to meet each other? when the day will come when a Pakistani or Indian citizen can travel from Bombay to K2 or from Khyber to Lal Qila with only his passport?
    Hope for the best.May Allah help us all.AamenRecommend

  • Dec 3, 2010 - 4:15PM

    ali UR so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetRecommend

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