MUMBAI: Another sad news for Pakistani fans as Ali Zafar has reportedly been removed from Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi.
The movie is one of the most awaited films, this time of the year. Mostly because it features SRK as a hot older guy to Alia’s lost-in-the-woods act The story is interesting as it four other young actors who woo Alia and SRK helps her to choose The One.
The teasers generated huge interest. But the ban on Pakistani artists was like a dark cloud hanging over the film’s fate as Ali Zafar stars in it. While Karan Johar shelled out 5 crore to Army Relief Fund to release his film peacefully, DZ director Gauri Shinde decided to replace Ali.
Leading Indian entertainment website, Bollywoodlife.com reported via source, “Ali Zafar has already been replaced in the film and he has been replaced with Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rani Mukerji’s nemesis from Mardaani”.
A source from the set confirms, “Yesterday, a dance shoot was underway of the film with Alia Bhatt and Tahir. It’s an Arijit Singh number.” But the point is, Ali Zafar is paying the price of this ban on Pakistani artists.
Earlier BL informed that the Bollywood debut of Zafar’s brother Daniel is also on hold. Ali’s good looking younger brother Danyal who was to mark his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions film.
The story originally appeared in Bollywoodlife.com