'Total Siyappa' will bring India, Pakistan closer: Ali Zafar
Mumbai: Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar feels that his next film 'Total Siyappa' will bring India and Pakistan closer.
The film is set in London and is about what happens when a Pakistani boy goes to meet a girl's Indian Punjabi family and the 'siyappa' (total chaos) that follows.
"I think people in India as well as Pakistan will enjoy this film. In this film things are shown in a comic way which people of both the countries will enjoy. I am sure it will bring them (Indian and Pakistani) people closer. I am sure my fans over there (Pakistan) will love the film," Ali told reporters at the first look of the film.
"I have had a great and wonderful journey in India. I feel fortunate to have worked with talented people here," he added.
Director Neeraj Pandey of 'Special 26' fame, who has written the story of this film, changed its title from 'Aman ki Asha' to 'Total Siyappa'.
The makers felt the title 'Aman ki Asha' gives a different feel, though it is a fun film. It will now be called 'Total Siyappa' which means total chaos.
"We had earlier called the film 'Aman ki Asha' as the boy's name is Aman and girl's name is Asha. But the film is more than that. So we have now changed it to a Punjabi title, 'Total Siyappa'," Neeraj Pandey said.
'Shool' fame director E Niwas will direct the film and it stars Ali Zafar and Yami Gautam. It is set to hit silver screens next year.
Neeraj felt that Niwas could do justice to the project and hence he chose not to direct the film. He also says that Ali and Yami were his only choice for the film.