Ali Zafar is Still Getting Offers from Bollywood?

Ali Zafar is Still Getting Offers from Bollywood?

Ali Zafar may be fighting sexual harassment charges but his career is still on track with alleged Bollywood offers too
Ali Zafar is Still Getting Offers from Bollywood?

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There seems no sign of  caution,  let alone hostility in Pakistan  or in India towards Pakistan’s  patent import to India,  Ali Zafar.  On the  contrary several filmmakers are keen to bring Ali back in Bollywood, though for obvious reasons they aren’t screaming  from rooftops about it. A  film producer who wishes to remain unnamed  wants  to  remake Basu Chatterjee’s 1984 Farooque Shaikh comedy Laakhon Ki Baat with Ali Zafar in  the lead.

“I’ve  bought  the rights for Laakhon Ki Baat and I am waiting for the smoke  to  clear  before I  sign Ali for  the  role,” says the producer . Several  other offers are  waiting for  Ali  as soon as  his diplomatic  and  domestic troubles are over. Interestingly, Ali, who is battling sexual harassment charges filed against him by singer Meesha Shafi doesn’t seem to be too affected at least as far his career is concerned. His next film Teefa in Trouble will release in July and distributed by none other than Yash Raj Films. Evidently, the  ‘me too’ movement is unlikely to impact entertainers  in the Asian subcontinent.

Says  a leading filmmaker, “Some of the  actresses who are talking about it in hushed whispers are gladly submitting to the so-called couch. It will be very difficult to prove what goes on  the casting couch is  not consensual  in India, because  90 percent  of  the time it is consensual.”

In the meanwhile  Ali Zafar has sued Meesha for a whopping 1 billion rupees. The ball  and all else is  now in the  court. When this correspondent contacted Ali, this is what he had to say. “I have to abide by my legal council’s advice to not talk about it in media. Matter is in the court hence I can’t give any statement or comment on it. Hope you understand.”

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