Meeting Bollywood superstars is one thing Zayn and his father have in common.
Meeting Bollywood superstars is one thing Zayn and his father have in common.

Here'a a throwback you never expected.

Former One Direction singer took a snap of a snap dating back to when his father was young, but this one is special because it's a photo of his father with Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar.

Zayn Malik uploaded the photo on Instagram and captioned it, "Abu with Dilip Kumar."

Abu with Dilip Kumar

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Meeting Bollywood superstars is one thing Zayn and his father have in common; in 2015, Zayn and Shah Rukh Khan met at the Asian Awards in London and took a selfie together. SRK uploaded it on Twitter and set a record - making it the top retweet of all time in terms of messages posted from an Indian Twitter handle.

Zayn Malik and Shah Rukh Khan cosy up for photos.
Zayn Malik and Shah Rukh Khan cosy up for photos.

In a recent interview with Elle India magazine Zayn shared his experience with Bollywood - and they go waaaay back.

"Before I can even remember… [Bollywood films were] on the TV." he said.

"Bollywood is so impeccable. If you ever get a chance to watch a good Bollywood movie, watch Devdas! Have you seen Devdas? It’s got Shah Rukh Khan in it. You know who Shah Rukh Khan is?"

The two looked dapper snapped together.
The two looked dapper snapped together.

Ironically, Zayn wasn't always big on SRK, but their chance meet two years ago changed that. "I personally wasn’t a huge fan until I met him. I realised how humble he is. Really showed a different side to him. He always came across as slightly arrogant in the movies to me, but when I met him in real life, he was so nice. He just completely changed my opinion of him."

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