The rebirth of cinema has pushed many actors to reinvent themselves. But with internal and external factors, many of them failed to deliver, what they’re being asked for.
However, few of them are able to reinvent themselves completely, out of the necessity, while some actors like Ali Zafar, who does it purely out of passion.
Singer turned actor, Ali Zafar has been constantly pushing his boundaries to transform himself, as much as it takes for his upcoming debut film Teefa in trouble.
Ali shared that it took him three to four months of rigorous training to transform himself physically,
“I had mixed martial arts training with modern-day gym techniques and most importantly, diet and dedication and a change in lifestyle. But I feel mental health is way more important than physical and that comes through various mental exercises and meditation.”
Ali Zafar added:
“I sometimes feel that artists or stars as you may call them get stuck in the hyped version or image of their own self and eventually become a caricature of their own image.”
“Therefore, it is necessary to keep re-inventing yourself. During the process, you not only rediscover endless possibilities of your own mind and body but also give your audiences something new. For me, the process of learning is the key and that only happens when you break yourself and put yourself together, again and again.”
The actor has been training hard to bring the action charged film to life – that too, like never seen before kind of way.
The film’s director, Ahsan Rahim confessed:
“It is a truly nerve racking situation to know that your irreplaceable lead is about to risk his safety for a scene but that’s Ali’s dedication to his role and commitment to delivering a true action packed scene, as that is ultimately what the movie demands.I don’t think I know any other actor here willing to go to those lengths as most of the work is done by doubles. Of course, the retakes on set do become a cause for the occasional anxiety of actually watching him do those crazy stunts… again and again!”
In these images, Zafar is seen crashing through an open window landing right on to a table, forcing it to break under the impact of his dive.
The actor has had to change his routine, diet and workout to be able to do multiple stunts throughout the movie.
With plans of releasing later this year, Ali Zafar could be expected in action packed glory with daring exploits and some incredible fight scenes.