Kabir Khan, Ali Abbas Zafar and their similar career trajectory with Salman, Katrina, Ranveer, YRF and OTT

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Kabir Khan, Ali Abbas Zafar and their similar career trajectory with Salman, Katrina, Ranveer, YRF and OTT
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A documentary maker, Kabir Khan, made his debut as a director at Yash Raj Films with Kabul Express whereas, Ali Abbas Zafar in the early days of his career was an assistant director at Yash Raj Films and worked with Kabir Khan on his two directorial, New York and Ek Tha Tiger. Interestingly and unknowingly, a glance at their filmography and one would discovery that the two have followed a very similar career trajectory. Here’s a breakdown of all their common points.

The Salman Khan Factor:

The fact that they collaborated with Salman is not the only comparison point for the two, but interesting, both Kabir and Ali have directed the superstar in three films. And wait, that’s not all, the three films include one larger than human drama (Bajrangi Bhaijaan/Sultan), one film of Tiger Franchise (Ek Tha Tiger/Tiger Zinda Hai) and one social drama, coincidentally, a remake of an international film (Tubelight/Bharat). Both the filmmakers have admitted to have gained a better understanding of commercial cinema after working with a superstar like Salman.

The Katrina Kaif Factor:

One person who has been a constant at YRF over the last 15 years among the female stars is Katrina Kaif. Back in the day, she became friends with Kabir Khan in the YRF lobby, and eventually, friends with Ali Abbas Zafar while he was assisting Kabir on New York. Interestingly, it’s Katrina who first introduced both Kabir and Ali with Salman Khan, and they eventually went ahead to make a formidable combo. Both Kabir and Ali got their first commercial hit with a film fronted by Katrina Kaif in New York and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan respectively.  

The OTT Factor:

With OTT market growing in India, the two filmmakers tried their hand at making a web series for Amazon Prime, getting a free hand to satisfy their creative bud. While Kabir Khan made The Forgotten Army, Ali Abbas Zafar directed Tandav. However, interestingly, neither of the two series could match up to the positive response of their feature films. Both the films in turn hit the headlines for their underlying political commentary.

The Ranveer Singh Factor:

Last but not the least, both the directors have worked with a similar set of actors, and this point reinstates the same. While Ali has worked with Ranveer Singh in Gunday in the early days of his career, Kabir is gearing up for the Kapil Dev biopic, ’83, with Ranveer in the lead role of former Indian captain.

Well, it has been an interesting journey for both Kabir and Ali, who have made it big in Bollywood by themselves, without having any connect in the industry. The two have also proved their worth as commercial filmmakers and today, are two of the biggest directors of B-Town, despite some set backs here and there. Here’s hoping, they continue to make cinema for the big screen with the big names, and entertain us with commercial yet meaningful cinema that appeals to the sensibilities of audience across the country.

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Comments
Anonymous : All Male oriented film is. Katrina can't carry a film on her shoulders. We have seen in Bbd, Phantom and fitoor. She should get married and have kids. Enjoy life .
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : But atleast Katrina takes risks and does different genre films. She was ruling in Bollywood by doing one commercial film after the other and then she decided to venture into offbeat cinema and that landed her to a film on terriorist attack ( Phantom) , a first time Bollywood adaptation of Charles dickn novel ( Fitoor) and a rare time travel film in Bollywood ( Baar Baar Dekho) and Bollywood's first musical ( Jagga Jasoos). She was s revelation in Zero as a damaged, depressed alcoholic heartbroken starlet. And now she is again doing Phonebhoot, Sri Ram raghvan film and will be India's first female Superhero. Katrina is here to stay so better you getarried, have kids and enjoy.
REPLY 1 6 months ago
Anonymous : Still National awards Filmfare awards
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Anonymous : Lady superstar who always needs Khans Hrithik Akshay and ali..she dependent on them
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Very beautiful woman but major work of PR and Salman Khan. A non actress and a over rated
REPLY 3 6 months ago
Anonymous : Lady superstar who always needs Khans, Hrithik, Akshay Kumar, Ali and kabir. She is dependent on them. Post paidvilla and himesh the PR of kat.
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Katrina kaif big superstar
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Anonymous : Who always needs Khans, Hrithik, Akshay, Ali and kabir. She is dependent on them.
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Lol who needs Khans Hrithik Akshay and Ali. She depends on them
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Beautiful katrina kaif
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Anonymous : Katrina salman most beautiful jodee in the world
REPLY 1 6 months ago
Anonymous : using bhai to stay relevant. Flop kat
REPLY 5 6 months ago
Anonymous : Katrina and her over enthusiastic PR.
REPLY 5 6 months ago
Anonymous : Says so over enthusiastic Deepika PR
REPLY 2 6 months ago
Anonymous : Stop being so obsessed with Deepika please Katrina's PR. Post this katvilla. We know himesh is a Katrina pr
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Stop being so obsessed with Deepika you katrina
REPLY 2 6 months ago
Anonymous : This proves again that Kat got these movies because of Salman Khan and her friends Ali and Kabir
REPLY 9 6 months ago
Anonymous : Salman katrina iconic pair
REPLY 3 6 months ago
Anonymous : who cares lame post
REPLY 5 6 months ago
Anonymous : Deepika you does
REPLY 2 6 months ago
Anonymous : Kat you does.
REPLY 2 6 months ago
Anonymous : Kat you are obsessed with Deepika
REPLY 3 6 months ago