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Ali Zafar – Once Painter, Now Musician

Pakistani singer Ali Zafar says that in his initial days he used to draw portraits to earn enough money to record his first music album.

I started my career with painting portraits in a hotel lobby – 20-minute sketches. I was 18 then. I collected money by doing this so that I could record my album. Then I recorded my songs and shot the video. I was studying and modelling simultaneously, only to fulfill my dreams. All this took three-four years and when it finally released my hard work paid off, the song Channo became a hit overnight” the 31-year-old said while painting his London, Paris, New York co-star Aditi Rao Hydari at a promotional event of the film releasing on Friday.

Ask him about his most beloved painting and he goes red in the face.

I think I had made a painting of someone a long time ago and that was quite an emotional painting. It’s an old, personal story. She got married to someone else,” said Ali shyly.

Check out Ali’s popular hit Jhoom : 

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Ali is currently busy promoting London, Paris, New York, which is directed by Anu Menon.

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