Pakistani actor Ali Zafar looks at longer innings in Bollywood

Updated: Feb 20, 2011, 15:54 PM IST

Mumbai: Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who shot to fame with `Tere Bin Laden`, says the film was a stepping stone for him and he is looking forward to a longer innings in Bollywood and aspires to do two-three films a year.

"I am very comfortable in Bollywood now. I am looking for a longer innings in Bollywood. I am looking forward for my journey in this industry. I would do two-three films a year," Zafar told reporters in an interview.

The actor made his debut with Abhishek Sharma`s `Tere Bin Laden`, a tongue-in-cheek comedy on Osama bin Laden, the world`s most wanted terrorist. The movie, released last year, received an overwhelming response at the box office.

"Tere Bin Laden` was a stepping stone for me in Bollywood. I feel I am lucky and blessed to be accepted and loved by the people and film fraternity here. Since my first film has done well, people have some expectations from me. I don`t want to disappoint them and would do my best."

The 30-year-old actor would be seen next in Aditya Chopra`s `Mere Brother Ki Dulhan` which also stars Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Directed by debutante Ali Abbas Zafar, `Mere Brother...` is a musical romantic-comedy set around a love triangle. The film is likely to release in July.

"In the film, Imran and I are brothers. Katrina is my fiancee. I am a very charming and flamboyant person who is confused about what he wants from life," the Pakistani actor said, giving a sneak peek into the Yash Raj Films production.

(There is already a buzz that Zafar has been signed for Aditya Chopra`s `Dhoom 3` and David Dhawan`s `Chashme Baddoor`. But the singer-actor chose to remain tight-lipped about the speculation.

"I have another project coming from a big banner and it would surprise everyone. The announcement will be made very soon. Also, I am doing another romantic-comedy with a big and renowned director. Then there is one more script that I have liked but nothing has been finalised yet," said Zafar, who is popularly known as `Prince of Pop` in Pakistan.

About his co-stars, he said, "I have seen both Katrina and Imran`s films. I liked Katrina in `Rajneeti` and Imran was too good in `Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na` and `I Hate Love Strys`. Both are really good and hard working actors. I don`t have any difference with the two as reported in media."

Zafar recently launched his album, `Jhoom`, under the banner of Yash Raj Music in India and across the world.

PTI