MUMBAI: Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar, is joining the Bollywood bandwagon of the bigwigs. Invited to be a part of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, the actor is thrilled.
“Yes, I’m planning to attend the film festival and am trying to work out my schedules accordingly. Nothing has been finalised yet, but I am hopeful things will work out fine. To find this kind of an acceptance as a Bollywood actor is a huge honour for me. I’m thrilled," said the 32 year old.
Ali, who made a successful debut with ‘Tere Bin Laden’, has since been seen in films like ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ and recently in ‘London Paris New York’. Currently, awaiting the release of his next film ‘Chashme Buddoor’, he was recently awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Upcoming Talent.
If the actor does go to Cannes, he will be celebrating his birthday that falls on May 18 there. “Inshallah, I will bring in my birthday on the French Riviera this year. I think more than the Cannes visit, what I’m excited about is being recognised as a Bollywood actor. We all have grown up watching Hindi films and now to be a part of the same industry with such amazing actors is a wonderful feeling,” concluded the actor.