Ali Zafar new feature film Teefa In Trouble , his first since Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi and actually his first Pakistani film, didn’t have a smooth opening in his own country.
Sources from across the border inform that there were protests against the release in Pakistan this week.
“Though Ali ignored these protests there’s no denying the fact that the allegations have affected his grandiloquent plans of producing the most expensive Pakistani film. Teefa In Trouble is a family film for Ali. His wife and brother are involved in the production and writing. He hoped to rectify his image after the harassment allegations. But the troubles haven’t gone away,” says an actor colleague from Pakistan.
The film is also being criticized for its weak script and vapid humour. Also, the film seems more a showcase for Ali Zafar’s comic virtuosity than any genuine attempt to take Pakistani cinema forward.
Sparing no expense Ali has shot his film in Poland . But Teefa In Trouble doesn’t signal the end of Ali Zafar’s trouble, in spite of a very large section of the Pakistani film industry believing in his innocence in the sexual harassment allegations.