London has its eye on Ali Zafar
01 December, 2011
While shooting in London for Fox Studios and Rose Movies' coming-of-age romantic film – 'London, Paris, New York', lead actor Ali Zafar was overwhelmed with the crowds that would gather to catch a glimpse of him giving a take.
While the star assumed he wouldn't be recognized in the city, much to his surprise, tonnes of fans would crowd up the streets they were shooting at, holding up posters and his albums.
Confirms producer Shrishti Arya, "Ali's fan following was very overwhelming. We were a small unit and thought maybe we'd go unrecognised."
However given the large Asian community, wherever we went, we always had a sizable audience with us thanks to Ali's ardent admirers."
Says a production source, "What took the team by surprise was how well locals in London recognized Ali...they knew his songs and would queue up to have their albums autographed...A couple of times the shoot had to be stalled since too many people would crowd up to see him."
'London, Paris, New York' deals with the different emotions that people experience when they're in love. Presented by Fox Studios and Rose Movies, the film marks the directorial debut of Anu Menon and stars Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao.