Ali Zafar may be a much married man and singing love ballads for close to a decade now. In this duration he may have well explored the romantic side of him to the hilt. However the singer/composer/actor confesses that his romantic juices have oozed the most in 'London Paris New York', his first ever romantic comedy that releases this weekend.
"'Tere Bin Laden' didn't have any romance in it while 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' wasn't sweet and saccharine either. However 'London Paris New York' is as romantic as it gets. I feel lucky and also thankful that someone out there found me worthy enough to be put into this spot. This is my first ever romantic solo thing and obviously I am quite excited about it. Travelling to all these beautiful cities in the world anyways makes your heart beat faster than ever. Trust me, I have romanced this much for the first time ever," gleams Ali has it counts days leading to the release of the film.
Directed by debutant Anu Menon, 'London Paris New York' features Aditi Rao Hydari as the leading lady opposite Ali Zafar. Though one waits to see how does the film eventually turn out on screen, for Ali it was quite a thoughtful decision to step into it, especially since he wanted to be really sure before consenting to do a full-on commercial entertainer that where he didn't have any other star back up.
"I am very cautious about the fact that a script has to ultimately translate well into a film," says Ali, "I work really hard before finalising a script. 'London Paris New York' wasn't an easy script either. We went through a lot of workshops and readings to get it right. There are quite a few conversations in the screenplay and each of them required the right feeling, time and attention."