Ali Abbas Zafar: News

Indian film director Ali Abbas Zafar, born on January 17, 1982, is also a screenwriter and is widely known for directing several successful films like ‘Sultan’ (2016), ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017), and ‘Bharat’ (2019). Zafar, who entered the film industry as an assistant director, graduated from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi. At the beginning of his journey in the film industry, Zafar assisted on multiple projects for Yash Raj Films and soon made his directorial debut as well as screenwriting debut with ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ in 2011. In 2014, Zafar’s next film ‘Gunday’ also received positive reviews from critics. He also made his production debut with ‘Khaali Peeli’ in 2020. Later, he ventured into the OTT medium and his first web series ‘Tandav’ received flak for ‘hurting religious sentiments.’ On January 18, 2021, an FIR was filed in the matter against the makers of ‘Tandav.’

17 Sep 2022

Tiger 3

Why is Ali Abbas Zafar not helming Salman's 'Tiger 3'?

A blockbuster mania that set the cash registers ringing and ushered in immense glory for Yash Raj Films, the Tiger franchise remains one of Bollywood's most phenomenal offerings.

30 Aug 2022


'Jogi' trailer: Diljit Dosanjh orchestrates 'biggest human heist'

Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh and director Ali Abbas Zafar have come together to shed light on the horrors of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.

20 Aug 2022


Diljit Dosanjh's 'Jogi' teaser narrates horrors of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh and director Ali Abbas Zafar are all set to breathe life into the courageous tale of three friends narrated in the film Jogi.

03 Aug 2022

Shahid Kapoor

'Bloody Daddy': Shahid Kapoor starrer to head for direct-to-OTT release?

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is known for experimenting with new roles, and his choice of films has often made headlines.

06 Dec 2021

Shahid Kapoor

Not OTT, Shahid Kapoor's 'Bloody Daddy' to be theatrical release?

Last month, we learned that Shahid Kapoor has begun his next with director Ali Abbas Zafar in Abu Dhabi.

27 Jul 2021

Salman Khan

Katrina Kaif's next is Ali Abbas Zafar's 'Super Soldier'?

Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif will soon reunite for a superhero flick, Super Soldier.

30 Jan 2021

Shah Rukh Khan

Katrina Kaif and Kartik Aaryan to star in 'Freddy'?

Katrina Kaif is on a spree of signing movies.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

22 Jan 2021


'Tandav' row: Ali Abbas Zafar to appear before UP Police

A team of Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday visited the residences of Tandav's director Ali Abbas Zafar and writer Gaurav Solanki in Mumbai.

19 Jan 2021

Saif Ali Khan

After 'Tandav,' FIR against 'Mirzapur' creators for hurting sentiments

Amid the controversy surrounding Amazon Prime Video's series Tandav, another popular show from the streaming platform - Mirzapur has landed in trouble for allegedly hurting sentiments.

17 Jan 2021

Saif Ali Khan

'Tandav' review: A predictable yet addictive show

Ambition comes with its shades of grey.

16 Jan 2021


#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

Just one day after its release, Amazon Prime Video's political-thriller web series Tandav has landed into a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community.

05 Jan 2021

Sunil Grover

Ali Abbas Zafar introduces wife Alicia, shares dreamy wedding pictures

Film director Ali Abbas Zafar, who recently tied the knot in a private ceremony, has finally introduced his wife Alicia to his fans and friends.

04 Jan 2021


'Ek Tha Tiger' director Ali Abbas Zafar ties the knot

Starting the new year on a bright note, film director Ali Abbas Zafar has tied the knot in a private ceremony.

22 Dec 2020

Deepika Padukone

Katrina Kaif supports Madurai school, urges fans to donate

Actor Katrina Kaif has come forward to talk about the right to education and emphasize the importance of quality education.

08 Dec 2020

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif's superhero movie to be titled 'Super Soldier'

Katrina Kaif is all set to star in Bollywood's first-ever female superhero flick.

03 Oct 2020


A day after release, 'Khaali Peeli' rated 1.7/10 on IMDb

After garnering flak over nepotism, and triggering a major controversy involving a beloved pop star, Khaali Peeli has pocketed yet another unwanted feat.

13 Sep 2020


Facing flak, 'Khaali Peeli' makers change Beyonce's spelling in song

The makers of the upcoming movie Khaali Peeli have come up with a minor tweak for their controversial song Beyonce Sharma Jayegi.

10 Sep 2020


After backlash, 'Khaali Peeli' makers to rewrite 'Beyonce' song lyrics?

As it turns out, blatant ignorance and racist undertones were not the only problems with the Khaali Peeli song, Beyonce Sharma Jayegi.

07 Sep 2020


'Sorry Beyonce,' say Indian fans for racist 'Khali Peeli' song

Indian fans of pop icon Beyonce spent a good part of their Monday apologizing to the 39-year-old singer, for no fault of theirs.

24 Aug 2020


Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

On Monday, news in the world of entertainment was about a fresh teaser release, an update on the latest edition of Amitabh Bachchan-hosted KBC, and some more developments in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

28 Feb 2020


'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

The announcement of a planned reboot of the 1987 Bollywood movie Mr. India has got mired in a major controversy.

27 Feb 2020


Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

The controversy surrounding a planned reboot of the 1987 movie Mr. India is getting messier with time.

23 Feb 2020


Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

Earlier this week, Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar announced that he would soon helm a movie trilogy inspired by the iconic 1987 movie Mr. India, which was directed by Shekhar Kapur.

31 Dec 2019


Fan threatens suicide if SRK doesn't announce his next film

The fans of Shah Rukh Khan are quite like him - extremely passionate and a bit crazy, if we may.

30 Dec 2019


#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

Bringing to us one of the most controversial movies of recent times, a disappointing Oscars entry, many shoddy biopics, and some silent gems, 2019 was a mixed bag, as far as Bollywood is concerned.

10 Nov 2019

Akshay Kumar

Wondering what is Katrina Kaif's fitness secret? Find out here

Even at 36, Katrina Kaif maintains such amazing fitness levels, that she can give her younger Bollywood counterparts a run for their money.

19 Oct 2019


Salman Khan unveils first look of Eid 2020 release 'Radhe'

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan had a special weekend treat in store for his fans, as he not only shared a fresh motion poster for his upcoming movie Dabangg 3, but also announced his next big release, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.

17 Sep 2019

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh's TED Talks Season 2 to premiere in November?

It's been quite some time since Shah Rukh Khan has been missing from the big screen.

'Bharat' director Ali Abbas Zafar to make digital debut soon

Ali Abbas Zafar, who recently directed Salman Khan starrer Bharat, is all set to venture into the digital platform.

17 Jul 2019


'Bharat' director Ali Abbas Zafar's Twitter, Instagram accounts get hacked

Social media is no more a safe place now, especially for celebrities.

10 Jun 2019


'Bharat' sets box-office on fire, rakes in Rs. 150 crore

Cast Salman Khan in a movie, add oodles of non-sense to it. And, the one thing you are guaranteed to achieve is big moolah at box office.

06 Jun 2019


Salman Khan's 'Bharat' leaked online by Tamilrockers

The latest target of piracy is the much-anticipated Eid flick, Bharat.

06 Jun 2019


Salman Khan slaps security guard at 'Bharat' screening. Why, though?

Right after the release of his latest film Bharat, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has embroiled himself in another controversy.

05 Jun 2019

Sunil Grover

Will Sunil Grover participate in 'Bigg Boss 13'? He clarifies

Bigg Boss is currently laying the groundwork for its upcoming Season 13.

03 Jun 2019


Here's why Sunil Grover didn't go to Kapil Sharma's show

It was such a pleasure to see two of the country's most talented comedians share screen space.

03 Jun 2019


Salman requests to not increase Bharat's ticket-prices, multiplexes ignore it

There is always a lot of buzz around a Salman Khan film.

26 May 2019

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra's 'Bharat' exit leaves Salman Khan's ego permanently bruised

Bollywood actor Salman Khan might be one of the biggest stars in the industry, but he is also one of the most problematic, making obnoxious statements time and time again.

Vivek asks if Salman believes in forgiveness; will he reply?

Back in 2003, Vivek Oberoi and Salman Khan "entertained" us with their high-voltage, off-screen fight.

15 Apr 2019

Sunil Grover

#BharatPoster: Salman sports grey look for first time, rocks it

After a long wait, Salman Khan finally released the first poster of his Eid release, Bharat.