Zayn Malik plans to tour India in August

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Singer Zayn Malik has plans to visit India in August for a multi-city tour.

“He will kick-start the tour from Mumbai on August 3 and then head to cities like Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi. We are planning to organise his concert in Nepal too,” Vishal Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, JPR Events, told IANS.

Zayn rose to fame with the 2010 series of The X Factor. After delivering hits like What makes you Beautiful, Little Things and Live while we’re Young as part of One Direction, he announced that he was quitting the band to lead a “normal” life out of the spotlight in 2015.

“I was trying to get One Direction (to perform in India), but they did not have dates,” said Sunil Hamal, Director, JPR events, which is organising the tour.

“Zayn has a very good fan following here so, I thought why not Zayn. I am also in touch with (his former bandmate) Liam Payne. I was little confused between Liam Payne and Zayn,” he added.

After leaving One Direction, Zayn dropped his first solo single, Pillowtalk, in 2016. Zayn also made cover versions of Indian singer Kailash Kher’s hit numbers Teri Deewani and Allah ke Bande. His covers received mixed responses and Kher at one point even told him to come and take classes from him.

Earlier this year, the Dusk till Dawn singer shared that he worked with music maestro A R Rahman on one song.

His latest song Entertainer, released in May via RCA Records, is also being lauded.