Ali Zafar Is Replaced In Dear Zindagi
Ali Zafar is replaced by Tahir Raj Bhasin due to the ban on Pak actors
The Pakistani actors in Bollywood films issue strikes yet again! Dear Zindagi has now been facing issues with having to replace Ali Zafar due to the recent ban on Pakistani artists in the Indian film industry. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt, Dear Zindagi has quickly become one of the most anticipated films from this point forward. Not only does the plot-line have us intrigued but the role of SRK as the charming and hot older man to Alia's ditzy and lost younger girl has us chuckling and excited to know more.
Ali Zafar was meant to be playing the role of one of Alia Bhatt's suitors but a recent report on BollywoodLife.com reported that he has now been replaced by Tahir Raj Bhasin. DZ director Gauri Shinde reportedly states, "Ali Zafar has already been replaced in the film and he has been replaced with Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rani Mukerji’s nemesis from Mardaani" he reportedly said. The report also states that shooting on a musical number with him and Alia Bhatt has already begun which confirms the rumours that Ali Zafar has definitely been replaced. NAother source reportedly stated, “Yesterday, a dance shoot was underway of the film with Alia Bhatt and Tahir. It’s an Arijit Singh number.” What a bummer! We were so looking forward to seeing him share the big screen with the king Khan. While Karan Johar paid the penalty needed to allow his film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to be released the way it was, keeping it's presence of Pakistani actors, the Dear Zindagi director obviously decided against shelling out for Ali Zafar's role. Too much of a hastle maybe?
Another an earlier report by Bollywoodlife.com, it was reported that Ali Zafar's younger brother Danyal was meant to make a debut in an upcoming Karan Johar Dharma Productions film. Not only is that allegedly not going to happen but the film itself is being derailed since the leading duo were meant to be Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan and Katrina Kaif.
We wonder what else is going to consquentially be effected by this Indo-Pak war that has rekindled since the Uri attacks, We can only hope that the issues can be resolved... sooner rather than later!