Afridi demands explanation for Bollywood’s joke at his expense

The trailer of Ali Zafar’s new movie Total Siyapaa has created a furore. The film that makes funny references to public figures also put the famous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on the spot. However, Afridi hasn’t taken the jibe on his erratic batting skills all too well, and is demanding an explanation from the film-makers.

Despite the cricketers’ outrage, the makers of the movie are quite confident that the dialogue, when heard in context, will be taken in good humour by the masses and the cricketer. For now, an insulted Afridi has written to the producers, asking for an explanation of the exact context in which his name has been used.

Actor-singer Ali Zafar, who plays the lead in the cross-border love story featuring a Pakistani boy and an Indian girl, went on record with The Express Tribune, saying, “I am an Afridi fan myself. Let’s leave the final verdict to the viewers as and when they step out of the cinema after watching the film, and the context of his reference.”
Published in The Express Tribune.