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Ali Zafar yet to think about taking up gay role

Updated: Jul 25, 2016 11:11 IST

New Delhi, July 25(ANI): While Fawad Khan stood out in 'Kapoor and Sons' for his portrayal of gay character, his Pakistani colleague Ali Zafar has not yet thought of stepping into his shoes.

In an interview with DNA, Ali was quoted as saying, "If I play gay, it would only depend on what kind of role it is and the offer. I haven't thought of it at all, because I haven't been made any such offer."

Further, when quizzed about his feelings on being compared to Fawad, the 36-year-old singer-actor said, "It pleases me for a bigger reason: since the time I came in, I just didn't think of myself. I thought that I was just one person. There will have to be many like me who take this exchange of artistes between our two countries forward. And I feel very happy and glad that someone like Fawad is so well-received here. I hope more artistes come and receive that much love and vice-versa."

On the work front, Ali, whose 'Kill Dill' performed significantly bad at the Box Office in 2014, will be seen in Gauri Shinde's 'Dear Zindagi' this year, playing Alia Bhatt's love interest.

When he was asked the reason for this long gap and being away from big screen, the 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' actor said, "I spent close to five years here shooting films and doing lot of work. And to be honest, I was far away from family and saw my son growing up on Skype. He's around five years old now and my daughter is a little over a year old. I was missing out on the important moments and I felt that I needed to give more time back home."

"I was exhausted with all the back-and-forth travelling. I took a break, went home, built a big house with a pool and fulfilled my dream to have a big music studio in the basement," he added.

Further, speaking about his failure of films, specially Ranveer Singh-Parineeti Chopra-starrer 'Kill Dill,' Ali stated, "I have been very conscious of the scripts and the content, but I think I will be even more cautious now. I didn't sign many films before, because after a certain point, you get typecast and get the same roles. I had played the chocolate-boy and I wanted to try different things. I did Kill Dil because of that. It didn't work out at that level." (ANI)

Glasgow [UK], Feb. 24 (ANI): A day after 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' was denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for being 'lady oriented' and 'abusive', film director Alankrita Shrivastava says it is a matter of shame that she is a part of a society, where there is no freedom of expression.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India],Feb. 24 (ANI): "Indian audience is mature enough and they know what is right and wrong," feels Prakash Jha after his latest Bollywood movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' was denied certification by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Condemning the decision of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for refusing to certify his upcoming Bollywood flick 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', producer Prakash Jha said, "This problem will end only when we will focus on certification rather than censoring the movie."

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): After the censor board refused to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' for being 'lady oriented', its lead actor Vikrant Massey said the irony is the movie received its first award for gender equality and not for best actor or director.

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Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 24 (ANI): If you are a fan of Liam Neeson, we have got some bad news for you.

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Yale Choir to Tour India in March

Updated: Feb 24, 2017 14:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Yale Schola Cantorum (Schola), an internationally renowned chamber choir open by audition to students from across all of Yale University's departments and professional schools, will tour India March 12 - 19, with public performances in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. They will also take part in the Sunday service at historic St. Mary's Church in Chennai.

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Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 (ANI): Reacting to the controversy over the certification of the upcoming movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' CBFC member Mamta Kale justified the Board's action saying that the content of the movie is the core issue.

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Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 (ANI): Deepika Padukone, who took everyone by storm in her Hollywood debut 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage,' feels elated after the success of the movie.

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Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 (ANI): The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refusing to certify Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' has started a string of angry responses from all around, with veteran director Shyam Benegal joining the angry chorus in slamming the development.

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Disha Patani gives a befitting reply to trolls

Updated: Feb 24, 2017 10:13 IST

New Delhi (India), Feb. 24 (ANI): Women in B-Town have always been subjected to s**t-shaming. Disha Patani is the latest addition to get trolled by her followers, but the actress had an apt reply for such trolls.

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Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'

Updated: Feb 24, 2017 09:44 IST

Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 24 (ANI): Batman fans, rejoice! Looks like the caped crusader has finally got his director.

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Beyonce pulls out of Coachella performance

Updated: Feb 24, 2017 08:10 IST

London (UK), Feb. 24 (ANI): Beyhives! There is some bad news for you.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Ever since the release of trailer, Sajid Nadiadwala 'Rangoon' has been the talk of the town.

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London [UK], Feb. 23 (ANI): In a first, Indian actress Huma Qureshi, who is currently stationed in London for the promotions of her international venture, 'Viceroy's House,' visited the London based headquarters of Facebook.

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London [UK], Feb. 23 (ANI): Celebrating happiness, American singer Mariah Carey congratulated ex-husband Nick Cannon on the birth of his son, Golden Sagon Cannon.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): In a major setback, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', for its sexual scenes, abusive words and audio pornography.

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London [UK], Feb. 23 (ANI): Confirming her pregnancy rumours, pop star Cheryl has finally made a public declaration that she is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Liam Payne.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 23 (ANI): Jackie Evancho, the teenage classical singer who performed at Donald Trump's inauguration last month, is speaking out against President's plan to roll back protections for transgender students.

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Akshay indulges in some pillow talk

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 14:44 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Akshay Kumar is one of the few actors for whom fitness is a way of life and for the very same reason, the Bollywood star is a source of inspiration for many.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Here's a brand new Punjabi track to be added to your playlist which is also a perfect wedding number.

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