The young ’uns in India are huge fans of British pop star and international heartthrob Zayn Malik. Whether as part of the boy band One Direction or as a solo artiste, he continues to please eyeballs and eardrums, and now there’s more good news coming up…
In a recent interview, Zayn has revealed that he has already recorded a song for an upcoming Bollywood film. What’s more, he has collaborated with Academy Award winner, A R Rahman for the project. “It’s one of the first songs I’ve sung in full Hindi, so it’s going to be cool to see what the response to that is,” Zayn revealed. He also shared, “There’s definitely a lot of Urdu; some nice qawwali sounds. There might even be some bhangra vibes. I have worked with AR Rahman on one song.”
Speculation grows about whether the song might be a part of the upcoming film, 2.0, which has been scored by Rahman. It could also be that Shah Rukh Khan has roped him in for his next venture. After all, they did hit if off famously, creating a record-breaking selfie!
The handsome Zayn had featured on the cover of Elle India’s February issue. He had spoken at length about Bollywood, singing and his famous girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.
Zayn, who is the son of a British Pakistani father, had grown up on a diet of Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan films. He is also a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan’s Devdas (2002). “Before I can even remember… [Bollywood films were] on the TV,” he revealed. “Bollywood is so impeccable. If you ever get a chance to watch a good Bollywood movie, watch Devdas! Have you seen Devdas? It’s got Shah Rukh Khan in it. You know who Shah Rukh Khan is?”
SRK and Zayn had met in November 2015 at the Asian Awards in London. Their selfie, which was posted to Khan’s Twitter, received the highest number of retweets of all time from an Indian account. Zayn had said, “I personally wasn’t a huge fan until I met him. I realised how humble he is. Really showed a different side to him. He always came across as slightly arrogant in the movies to me, but when I met him in real life, he was so nice. He just completely changed my opinion of him.”