Ali Zafar’s upcoming movie Teefa in Trouble has partnered with Indian film studio Yash Raj Films (YRF) for the international distribution of the film.
Speaking about this milestone, Ali said, “I have always believed that with faith, the right intentions, goodwill and hard work, you can achieve all of your dreams. Today I feel deeply humbled to have a huge dream fulfilled. To take our cinema global in the best possible manner and to do it with a company that is not just a company but an idea… that love transcends all.”
Ali added that his relationship with YRF goes back to 2010 when he signed up for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, followed by Kill Dil. “I have some of my best memories and experiences on those films. I still remember the time when the late Yashji asked me at lunch one day: Oye to Lahore to ain, yeh kheer zuroor try kareen. [You are from Lahore, you must try this kheer]. I would deeply like to honour and thank Mr Avtar Panesar (VP — International Operations YRF) for taking that belief and trust forward by choosing us as YRF’s first of sorts to officially distribute the film in international markets.”
YRF seems equally excited about the collaboration. “We at YRF share a strong and seasoned relationship with Ali, having produced two movies and a music album with him; we’d like to think of YRF being his home in India. It was a natural progression, taking that relationship to the next level with Ali as Producer with Teefa in Trouble. We have never distributed any film from Pakistani or from any other part of the world earlier; and are extremely selective with the films we handle for our friends in India, we are very excited to see what Ahsan Rahim the director and Ali as producer and actor have done with Teefa in Trouble. It really was a no brainer for us. This certainly puts Ali in the great company of star producers! We’re looking forward to making this the first of many.” Panesar said.
This is great, obviously. But the big question is whether or not Teefa in Trouble will be released in India. In the meanwhile, here’s the trailer (in case you haven’t watched it yet).