Seems like the ban of Pakistani celebrities in Bollywood have hit Ali Zafar pretty hard! The buzz is that the singer has been replaced in his upcoming Indian movie, Dear Zindagi that also stars Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt.
A news report by Bollywoodlife.com reveals that makers of Dear Zindagi want to stay away from any controversy and ultimately decided to replace Ali Zafar with B-town’s rising star, Tahir Raj Bhasin.
“Ali Zafar has already been replaced in the film and he has been replaced with Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rani Mukerji’s nemesis from Mardaani’, revealed a source to the Bollywood website.
For those who don’t know, Ali was playing the role of one of Alia’s love interest in Dear Zindagi. What is more, Ali Zafar is nowhere to be seen in Dear Zindagi’s teaser or trailer.
Watch the trailers of the movie below:
It is not happened for the first time. Before this Indian media performed this unethical act. The Pakistani celebrities Fawad Khan and Mahira khan were sent back to Pakistan forcefully. According to the media news, Hindu extremists gave 24 hours’ ultimatum to Pakistani performance for leaving India.
Fawad khan is been working in Bollywood for almost 2 years. He has done more than 4 films that layed well among competitors. This is not done here; it was said in India that Fawad Khan is defeating the acting professionals of Bollywood with huge margins.
This is why fawad was booked for many other Bollywood projects. He recently had finished famous movie producer of Bollywood Karan Johar. In his appearance in Kapoor and Sons, Karan signed Fawad for his movie Aye Dil Hai Muhkil ADHM.
Right after release of ADHM Fawad Khan was threatened to go back Pakistan and his all contracts are terminated.
Same goes with Ali Zafar who also have earned huge fan following in Bollywood after placing his acting and singing skills. Now, Tahir has kickstarted shooting for the movie to fill in the scenes that earlier starred Ali Zafar.
“Yesterday, a dance shoot of the film with Alia Bhatt and Tahir was underway . It’s an Arijit Singh number”, revealed Bollywoodlife.com.
The political hullabaloo between India and Pakistan has taken over the entertainment industry in both the nations. Bollywood has placed a ban on all Pakistani artists and Pakistan cinemas have banned Indian movies in cinemas.
Fawad Khan’s role was not chopped off from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Seems like Ali Zafar did not turn out to be as lucky as Khan.
Dear Zindagi is slated for a November 25th release. Now that our favorite singer has been replaced in the movie, let’ see if the movie makes it to the cinemas in Pakistan.