Ali Zafar is all set to shed his quintessential boy-next-door image. The Pakistani singer-actor, who has been acting in romcoms, will pump iron in Shaad Ali’s Kill Dil. Shaad, who has given hits like Saathiya and Bunty and Babli, is returning to direction after a gap of five years. The movie, produced by Aditya Chopra, also stars Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Singh.
Ali was scheduled to act in the Hindi remake of South hit Vettai but the film hit a roadblock.
“This role would see me doing action and will be very different from my cute boy image,” says Ali but is quick to add that he has no complaints about this image as it has worked for him so far. When asked whether we will see him sport six-pack abs, Ali wryly confesses, “In Chashme Buddoor too I have action sequences but had to actually lose weight as I am playing a college kid in it. But for Kill Dil, I will start working out from October to gain some muscle.”
It looks like the actor’s long-time dream of essaying an action role is finally coming true. Ali, who is a big action buff, confesses that this will be a welcome break as he will explore a new side of himself as an actor. “Action has always been my favourite genre. As a child I used to sketch my own super hero comic strips and spend hours lost in this fantasy world,” he says. Talking about how he manages to balance his twin passion of music and acting, Ali says, “It is effortless as I love pursuing both. I have a few concerts lined up and I am working on my album. I have written and composed songs for my upcoming film, Aman ki Aasha where I am paired with Yami Gautam.” Ali, who debuted with Tere Bin Laden, will also be seen in a cameo in the sequel.