Hollywood, Bollywood and Ali ZafarArchive
Ali Zafar is no more a star shining on the subcontinent’s firmament. He has gone global, big time. Last week, the 2016 Global Education and Skills Forum summit in Dubai had Ali Z as one of the invitees alongside Hollywood’s top-drawer artists the uber-gorgeous Salma Hayek and the super-talented Mathew McConaughey; and India’s heart-throb Parineeti Chopra, the man who refuses to grow old Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan.
The Pakistani star elevated the show to a high level when it was his turn to perform. He sang some of his popular songs and a few famous Bollywood tracks. To boot, his rendition of the famous Don number Khai ke paan Banaras wala brought Parineeti C, Abhishek B, Mathew C and his wife Camila Alves onto the stage and have a ball of a time. Well done, Ali Z. Keep ’em dancing to your tunes.
Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, March 20th, 2016