Ali Abbas Zafar is a popular Indian actor, Director, Art Director and Screen Writer. He lived in Dehradun, Uttarkhand during his early life. He then graduated to work with the Maestro ‘Yash Raj films’. He moved to Mumbai, which is his dreamland. He started off as an Assistant director for ‘
Vijay Krishna Acharya’ and ‘Sanjay Gandhvi’. The movies that he has done as an assistant director includes,
New York, Tashan, Chaurahen,
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Marigold and Yatna. He acted in the film 'Delhi Boom' in 2007 which was directed by Sameer Puri.
In the year 2011, he made his debut movie as a director finally. He directed the film namely '
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan'. The film was starring
Ali Zafar himself, and Irfan Khan. His recent project as a director was '
Gunday' released in the year 2014. The film was starring
Priyanka Chopra and
Irrfan Khan. This was an action crime thriller and the film was based on the sets of 1970's. Zafar himself turned up to be a scriptwriter and the music was done by Sohail Sen for 'Gunday'.
Ali Abbas Zafar had studied in Kirori Mal College, in Delhi University and at the mean time, he worked as a part time actor for the film 'Amu'. He came to the acting regime from the year 2004. On the whole, he has worked in 11 films approximately and engaged in various roles. He is a multidisciplinary icon of the Bollywood film industry. He has acted in one film, directed four films, assisted the directors for six films, written two films, has done art direction for one film namely 'Let's Enjoy' (2007), and screenplay for an upcoming film in 2016 namely '
'. Ali Zafar has had turned out to be a promising director and he is on the verge of doing good films as a director.
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The celebrated Indian director and screenwriter entered the film buzz as an assistant director which includes multiple projects for the production company Yash Raj Films (YRF). He then went on to make his own directional and screenwriting venture with the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in 2011. The film starred the celebrated actor Amir Khan and Katrina Kaif. The story revolves around a young man who finds a bride for his older brother but finds that he has fallen in love with her. The older brother was essayed by Ali Safar.
His next film Gunday was an action drama released in 2014. The story is mainly set in 1970’s and 1980’s in the streets of the city Calcutta. The film has Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor as powerful bandits and Priyanka Chopra as a cabaret dancer. Both the bandits fall in love with the cabaret dancer. Irrfan Khan essays the role of the police officer pursuing them. Both the films had moderate collections at the box office and received mixed reviews from the critics. His next venture the blockbuster sports drama in 2016 Sultan has received worldwide recognition. It ranks among the highest grossing Indian films.
The film has the popular actor of Bollywood,
Salman Khan as a wrestling champion hailing from Haryana while
Anushka Sharma plays the female lead. The film narrates the story of Sultan Ali Khan , a middle-aged retired wrestling champion who lives a mediocre and lonely life on the outskirts of Haryana when Akash approaches him to offer a position as coach in his martial arts league Sultan declines the offer. Confused, Akash set out to find what happened in his life. Sultan’s close friend Govind essayed by Anand Sharma narrates the past life of the fallen star.
Eight years ago, Sultan fell in love with a beautiful girl Aarfa Hussain, a state level wrestling champion. On professing his love he was rejected as she was determined to marry an accomplished wrestler like herself. Determined Sultan started vigorous training winning several matches and finally winning over Arrafa. The couple becomes pretty famous entering the Olympics. Araffa realises she was pregnant and backs out from her dream of winning the Olympic medal. But her dream was fulfilled by Sultan. The celebrated status makes Sultan an arrogant personality. Leaving his pregnant wife unaided he goes for another International match. Returning, he finds his new-born dead. The story then follows him as he makes up with his wife and returns to his past glory.