Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Pop Star Ali Zafar Picks Up the Brush after 7 Years for Flood Victims
In this elite crowd of famous artists, is Zafar and his son. Ali Zafar, who debuted in Tere Bin Laden, has been pianting since he was a child and has a degree in fine arts. At 18, he started doing 20-minute charcoal portraits in a hotel lobby. He sold them for Rs 500 a piece to raise money for his music albums and videos.
Tere Bin LadenTitanic had just released. Some women would hint for a painting like the one Leonardo DiCaprio makes for Kate Winslet. One of them was his wife, whom he later painted in acrylic.
He’s also arranging fund-raising concerts in October for which he plans to rope in international and Bollywood artistes. Talking about Pakistan’s biggest disaster, he informs that many areas will have to be reconstructed: “People have to be provided with food, homes and medicines as diseases break out. It’s a long-term commitment, I’ll do my bit.”