In an outright display of cross-border friendship and a bid to share each other’s culture, our very own ‘rockstar’ Ali Zafar invited Bollywood heartthrob Sidharth Malhotra to Lahore for a tour of the Old City.
The versatile Pakistani superstar took to social media website Twitter and in an informal chit chat first greeted the ‘Ek Villain’ star who responded by saying he was busy shooting and travelling for work. “What’s up yo @S1dharthM,” Tweeted Zafar. “Hey Bro! Shooting, travelling, trying to make a good living @AliZafarsays,” responded Malhotra.
To this, Zafar sent a video message to Malhotra suggesting shootings can continue but that he needed to take a break and invited him to Old Lahore for “some great food” and “spicy time”.
Zafar’s kind gesture went down well with the Bollywood actor who appreciated the invitation and posted his response through a video message where he was running on a treadmill in a gym, and said he was tempted and building an appetite, saying “Main isi tarha bhagta hua aa raha hoon.”
This heartening and friendly cross-border Twitter conversation culminated in Zafar Tweeting to Malhotra, “Isi tarha bhaagta hua aajaaaaa Waiting!”
Malhotra has just finished shooting for his next film ‘Kapoor & Sons’, where he will sharing screen space with Pakistani superstar Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt.
Zafar is a Pakistani singer, songwriter, composer, actor and painter. He started his career as a music composer and gained popularity by his single “Channo” from his debut album ‘Huqa Pani’, which sold over five million copies worldwide. “Channo” turned out to be a huge success topping many music charts and earned him the Lux Style Award for Best Music Album.
Zafar made his acting debut with a leading role in the 2010 Bollywood satire film ‘Tere Bin Laden’, a moderate box-office success. His performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned him several nominations in Best Male Debut category. The following year, Zafar made a special appearance in the romantic comedy ‘Luv Ka The End’ and played the lead in the romantic comedy ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’. Zafar was widely praised for his performance and received further praise for portraying leading roles in the critically and commercially successful romantic comedy ‘London, Paris, New York’, the comedy ‘Chashme Baddoor’ and the romantic comedy ‘Total Siyapaa’.