Manish Paul replaces Ali Zafar in Tere Bin Laden sequel!

But why was the Pakistani actor-singer bumped off in the sequel to the 2010 hit comedy? Read on to find out!

Manish Paul won many hearts as the host of innumerable reality shows on the small screen, including the recent Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5. And maybe that’s how he got spotted by director Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden sequel.

But wait, wasn’t Ali Zafar a perfect choice for the lead role in the sequel? We wonder only because his performance in Tere Bin Laden was well-appreciated. But according to the director, Ali wasn’t the right choice, baby.

Birdies around Abhishek chirp that the director wanted a fresh face. And so what if we’ve seen Manish pop up time and again on the small screen? We haven’t seen him on the big screen yet, right? So that does qualify him for the fresh-face category, no?

Apart from Manish being the perfect choice, the grapevine also suggested that Sharma had a fall-out of sorts with Ali Zafar. But rubbishing such gossip, feathered friends close to Abhishek revealed that Ali will also be a part of Tere Bin Laden sequel, albeit in a cameo role.

What’s more, now that the script has finally been locked, the director can’t wait to start shooting. And we can’t wait to watch Manish Paul and his spot-on comic timing on the bada parda. Aren’t you excited too, readers?