Ali Zafar: There is more love than hatred
In an exclusive chat, Pakistani actor-musician Ali Zafar says he is optimistic that relations between India and Pakistan will improve
Since the September 2016 Uri attacks, relations between India and Pakistan have been far from cordial. The turmoil also resulted in the boycott of Pakistani artistes in India.
In fact, radical groups in the country protested against the release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Dear Zindagi' last year, because it featured Pakistani actor-musician Ali Zafar.
While the conditions remain the same on the diplomatic front, the artistes from both the countries are hopeful for a happier tomorrow. And one among them is Zafar.
A file photo of Ali Zafar with the cast and crew of 'Dear Zindagi'
In an exclusive chat with hitlist from Pakistan, the singer said, "I feel that India and Pakistan have seen ups and downs over the years. But, we have somehow always managed to come back together. I feel there is more love than hatred between the people of the two countries. Inshallah, one day, we will have a peaceful co-existence again, where we'll have a smooth exchange of art and culture between India and Pakistan," says Ali.
With no upcoming project in India, the actor-musician is focusing on domestic projects. He is excited about his upcoming Pakistani movie. "I have been engrossed with work here in Pakistan. My next feature film, Teefa In Trouble, is keeping me busy. It will go on floors by mid-February. It's an action comedy. I am also working on the music of the movie," says Ali.
On the music front, Zafar is working on a new album. "It will release later this year. I have also sung the anthem for the Pakistan Super League, and I have to perform it in Dubai on February 9."
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