Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, whose multi-faceted personality has his fans in
awe, says a lot of people inspires him in his pursuit for creativity, but
he strives for originality in all his works.
"In painting I
idolise (Vincent) van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mark Rothko...it is a long
list. But in art, everyone should have their own innovative style and it
takes time. Since childhood I have strived for originality - be it music,
acting, painting or something else," said the 31-year-old said, whose
"London, Paris, New York" released Friday.
But when it comes
mathematics, Ali is not an expert. "What I don't know how to do is to lie
and I don't know how to solve the theorems and equations of mathematics. I
am very weak in that," he said.
Ali, who is just three films old
in Bollywood and is already being compared to Kishore Kumar, says Indian
film industry has space for good talent. "It is the biggest film industry
in the world and being the biggest, I think there is a lot of room in
Bollywood for good talent. If you work with dedication, this industry will
give you a lot of love."
"The industry has proved that if you
have talent, good intentions and hard work, it will accept you even if you
are from somewhere else," said Ali, who garnered praise for his work in
his debut film "Tere Bin Laden." He has also been roped in by David Dhawan
for the remake of 1981-cult comedy "Chashme Buddoor."