Every year, we see hundreds of thousands of excited and hopeful people in the UK, heading off to find fame and fortune as a singer on the hit television series The X Factor, which has given us a huge amount of talented stars over the years. While most of these people end up seeing their dreams shattered, there are others who have gone on to achieve success on the show.
Zayn Malik auditioned for The X Factor as a solo artist and had to overcome a number of setbacks along the way. During the bootcamp stage of the show, Zayn walked off the stage during a dance session, stating that he could not dance. However, Simon Cowell went after him and convinced him to come back. Zayn was then rejected as a solo singer but was put together with Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, to form the boyband One Direction.
Since that day, way back in 2010, One Direction have gone on to become the biggest boyband on the planet, with millions of fans all over the world. One Direction have a lot of fans in India and it has now been claimed that Zayn Malik is being lined up to record a track for a Bollywood movie, as well as the possibility of acting in a Bollywood film.
Movie producer Aswin Varde explained, "One Direction has a huge following among the youth, especially in major cities. Zayn Malik is very well-known in that circle and holds tremendous promise if given the right break in a Bollywood film. Bollywood has always welcomed actors from the UK, like Katrina Kaif and Amy Jackson. Zayn appeals to an even younger audience, which is the driving force of Bollywood movies today."
It is said that Zayn Malik could pocket around £500,000 if he agrees to record a Bollywood song, which would see him following in the footsteps of the likes of Kylie Minogue and Snoop Dogg.