Dear Zindagi is doing strong business at the box office. The film is being praised for its simple yet effective storyline and great performances by its star cast of Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt if there was one actor who was loved for his performance was Pakistani actor/singer Ali Zafar. Ali Zafar is playing a musician in the film and is one of the boy friends of Alia Bhatt’s character. Two of the most loved songs of the film are picturised on him and can be heard in his soothing voice. The songs are Tu Hi Hai and Taarefon Se. Interestingly both of these songs are crooned by Arijit Singh in its music album. So a fan when asked him if his version of the songs are available online. The actor/singer replied in his usual self, “Unfortunately not only in the film in my voice. So keep watching.” One can easily make out that the actor is upset with his songs been removed from the album and replaced by Arijit Singh’s.
Check out the tweet below:
Unfortunately not only in the film in my voice. So keep watching. https://t.co/cww5UCYIEl
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) November 27, 2016
Few months back there was news that Ali Zafar has sung two songs in the film. But when the film’s official jukebox was released, his songs were not found anywhere. While singers being replaced in an album is not a new thing in Bollywood but considering Ali Zafar is not just another singer but an actor as well. So it was a surprise that his songs were missing from the album. So far he has sung at least a song in each of his films and has been featured in the film’s soundtrack. Also read: Dear Zindagi box office collection day 2: Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt starrer shows superb growth, earns Rs 11.25 crore
The reason for this move may well be credited to the whole Pakistan artistes ban controversy. If one can recall Fawad Khan was the first casualty of that ban, when his turn as Indian test skipper Virat Kohli in M.S. Dhoni The Untold Story was chopped off completely. And later many of his and Imran Abbas’ scenes were edited from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Luckily, Ali Zafar’s role wasn’t edited from the film as it seemed content with the film’s plot.
So we hope, now that the film is a success, makers release his versions of the two songs for his fans.