Preparing for his upcoming movie, Deosai, Ali Zafar is undergoing intense martial arts training and kickboxing to look fit. Ali Zafar is not only acting in the upcoming action drama, Deosai, but it will also mark his international debut as a producer.

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Undergoing a rigorous 2 hour training session every day at a local mixed martial arts club, the actor has also opted for a special protein diet in order to look fit for the movie by August 2015, when shooting begins.

Deosai will be shot in its namesake location, the world’s second highest plateau, to highlight the beauty of Pakistan the way it never has been before. According to Zafar, he chose Deosai because the location has not been shown on film ever before. He was also quoted saying that world renowned action directors and trainers will be flown in from across the globe for the production of the movie.

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With an aim to create a movie that can not only make a difference but also memorable, Ali Zafar is proud of his choice of debut production. The movie will be bilingual, in Urdu and English, as are most new Pakistani movies and will be shot in real locations.

Directed by the visual storytelling expert Imran Babur, shooting will begin by the end of summer 2015. The female lead for the movie has not been announced yet.