Having made his way to the hearts of Indian cinema goers through five Bollywood movies, the soon to be released Kill Dil's killer is hosting Bollywood's first ever Box Office Awards on Thursday (today), October 9.

A collaboration between Star Plus and Box Office India magazine, Star Box Office Awards ceremony will recognise the achievements of Hindi films objectively, based on not only the business generated but also honour director, actors of the year with some interesting records set at the box office.

The show will air around the festival of Diwali later this month on Star Plus. Ali Zafar will be hosting the big event with actor Ayushman Khurana of Vicky Donor fame.

Responding to how he feels to be chosen to do the first ever box office awards in India, Ali said, "I am really looking forward to the night. I am hosting the ceremony with Ayushman and he's a very cool, good natured guy. I like his bonding-in-the-moment sense of humor."

From closing the Myntra Fashion Week few days ago to being in the news for his action packed masala entertainer film promos of Kill Dil, October seems like the month of Ali Zafar.

The actor, known to be the first one to prove in B-Town that Pakistani actors can have a viable career across the border, doesn't shy away from praising and promoting fellow Pakistani actors working in Bollywood. He's grounded and is there to support other actors who are crossing border to try luck in Bollywood.

"Whenever I saw Fawad on TV, I always though he deserved much more. He has been projected well with his first project and he rightly deserves it. I want more Pakistani actors to come to India. The more that happens, more we'll be able to understand each other," the actor told Hindustan Times in a recent interview.