The glitzy awards night for DIAFA in Dubai sparkled with the charm of Ali Zafar. Walking the red carpet with his wife, Ayesha Fazli, Zafar met co-stars from Bollywood, counterparts from Turkey, and fellow artists from the Middle East. His viral acceptance speech expressing concern for the people of Palestine aligns with DIAFA’s ‘Tarahum – For Gaza’ campaign, part of a nationwide initiative in the UAE.
A Star-Studded Experience
Ali Zafar shared his excitement about attending DIAFA, meeting co-stars like Aditi Rao Hydari, and reconnecting with artists worldwide. He emphasized the significance of platforms like DIAFA, bringing the global community together. Reflecting on his frequent visits to the UAE, he expressed the city’s role as a global hub.
Awards and Art: Ali Zafar
For Zafar, awards go beyond personal recognition; they provide a platform to address important issues. He sees art as a tool to shape the world, fostering values like compassion and empathy. Zafar believes in using his voice to speak for those who cannot, considering it a service to humanity.
Balancing Celebrity and Advocacy
Navigating the hazards of celebrity status, Zafar emphasizes honesty and sincerity. He believes people can discern authenticity and advocates for contributing to others’ lives. His mantra revolves around the idea that a life spent solely on personal dreams is selfish, emphasizing the importance of helping and understanding each other.
Ali Zafar hinted at upcoming music releases, including international collaborations. He mentioned ongoing work on a film and teased an intriguing international collaboration. As he looks ahead, Zafar is focused on completing the writing phase before moving on to the next exciting steps in his career.