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Ali Zafar to do cameo in Tere Bin Laden sequel

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Mumbai: Pakistani singer-turned actor Ali Zafar, who garnered great applause for his comic act in Tere Bin Laden, is all set to feature in the film’s sequel but only in a cameo role.

The 31-year-old had a full-fledged role in the prequel.

The 2010 laugh riot, directed by Abhishek Sharma was a surprise hit with Zafar and Pradhuman Singh in the lead roles. And now Sharma is coming up with the sequel which is interestingly titled as Tere Bin Laden 3.

“Tere Bin Laden Part 3 is coming. Abhishek has narrated me the story…there was one character that I really liked a lot. It is a cameo but it is interesting. I only told him if he could allow him to do that role. He also got excited with this idea. So we are working on this,” Zafar told reporters here last evening.

The first part was a humorous take on Osama Bin Laden and the upcoming film is set post Osama’s death. The pre-production of the film started from May 2, which is also the death anniversary of Osama.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani actor is quite excited about the remake of 1981 romantic-comedy Chashme Buddoor.

The remake version stars Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma, Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor. It is being directed by David Dhawan.

“I am playing young college student in the film (Chashme Buddoor). I thought I should lose some weight as college students are slim and fit, minus muscles. I have lost lot of weight for this film. And now again, gaining weight for next film,” Zafar said.

The 31-year-old, who was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for best new talent here, said, “I think it is a big honor and I feel I am very small. I am thankful to everyone. It is a prestigious award… what big recognition than this who planted this industry. I am falling short of words.” (PTI)

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