Ali Zafar’s item song with Six Pack Abs1,460 views
Since the reports for Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive was circulated the question regarding Ali Zafar’s cameo role was on hype. There were a lot of questions why he wasn’t chosen for the lead role in the imminent movie. While Ali stated his views in an interview that “When the sequel came underway, Abhishek and I were excited about it but as an actor, I wanted to try something challenging. So he decided to cast me in an interesting number,”
He further shared that “I felt as an actor I’ve already enacted the role of a reporter in Tere Bin Laden and would want to try something challenging even if it’s a special part. In the west, you would often see even big actors like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp feature in a surprisingly awkward yet interesting part. That’s the whole idea. Abhishek got excited and gave a really interesting angle to my role which obviously I can’t disclose right now but when you’ll watch the film you would understand why, when, how, what?”
He revealed an exciting new that the “interesting number” in the film is an item song, Six Pack Abs and the song is written, composed and sung by him.
The Pakistani 30-year-old rock star told that “I was given the task of composing, writing and singing the song. I had a lot of fun with it. It’s like an interesting take on the item number concept and the trend of acquiring abs to ensure a hit song,”
He further shared that it has an old Bollywood touch and a catchy beat and lyrics, by saying “Everybody who hears it for the first time bursts out laughing,”
He went through hard training for the number, “It was a strict schedule of three months to get into shape. I was off carbs and sugar and worked out twice a day before the shoot commenced,” he further added that “After it [training] was over, I binged on ice cream and parathas for a month,”
Ali Zafar admitted that he had made history by playing the central role in a Bollywood venture Tere Bin Laden, “It was like we made history with not only the first film of our careers, which went on to garner a cult following, but also the fact that it was probably the first venture where a Pakistani actor was cast as the protagonist, paving the way for several others’’