LONDON: He left One Direction only last month but it seems Zayn Malik is already planning a career as a movie star. The talented 22-year-old has been in talks with Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha to plan his next move.
Film bigwig Gurinder, 55, who is working on Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical, tells 3am discussions with Zayn have already begun.
She says: â€œWeâ€™ve met and spoken. He trained as an actor first then became part of the band.
â€œSo I think what heâ€™ll be doing is staying true to his heart â€“ and thatâ€™s all you can ever do.â€
Speaking at the Asian Awards on Friday â€“ that were also attended by Zayn, his sexy new shaved head and BFF Naughty Boy â€“ Gurinder adds: â€œI donâ€™t have a part in mind for Zayn just yet but hopefully in the future.â€
Their discussions came just months after Zaynâ€™s singer friend Ed Sheeran, 24, agreed to feature in a Bollywood film.
And the ginger pop star may become the inspiration for a new wave of young Romeos, after Zayn recently admitted he learnt a lot about wooing women from watching the movies as a kid. Bless.
Meanwhile, 1D film director Morgan Spurlock, 44, reckons Harry Styles, 21, will be the next member to leave the band. The US film-maker, who spent months trailing after the lads for the This Is Us documentary, says: â€œI think theyâ€™ll stay together for a little bit longer and at some point Harry will probably leave.
â€œHeâ€™ll probably be next and then Niall and Louis and, er, I think those guys are going to become like the new Bell Biv DeVoe.â€
Fun fact: Bell Biv DeVoe were the US trio who split from New Edition in the early 90s.
Morgan insists Zayn was the most talented in 1D, adding: â€œHeâ€™s an incredible singer. All of them are talented but to make the decision to go off on your own and chase a solo career in the midst of being as famous, as successful as you are… you canâ€™t fault someone for that.â€ – Mirror