Zayn Malik's been snapped in a smiley selfie with the director of Bend It Like Beckham.

The whole world have had their eyes glued on Zayn Malik to see what he’s going to do next, ever since he upped sticks and left the world’s biggest boy band, One Direction.

There’s been snaps of him in the studio with producer Naughty Boy, talks of him going into film, and even rumours becoming a judge on The X Factor. We wouldn’t be surprised if we heard he wanted to run for Prime Minister next – would definitely get young people voting!

But could this snap confirm that the ex-One Direction member will be making an appearance on the silver screen soon?

Gurinder Chadha, the director of the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham, tweeted a selfie with the Zayn, 22, and captioned it: ‘This lovely young man is coming to see @BendItMusical, I’m going to sneak him in. so happy to c him happy!’

The director, 55, is currently working on a West End musical of the hit noughties movie, which had Keira Knightley and Parminder Magra starring in it.

This isn’t the first time that the two’s paths have crossed. Gurinder has said that they have met up before and spoken about a future in film for Zayn.

‘He trained as an actor first then became part of the band.’

‘So I think what he’ll be doing is staying true to his heart – and that’s all you can ever do,’ she said about Zayn‘s shocking decision to leave 1D.

Zayn recently revealed that he’s a big fan of Bollywood movies. He even credited his charm with the ladies due to growing up watching his fave film, Bombay. What a romantic eh?!

So, it would be no surprise if the two worked on a film together, but Gurinder says that nothing’s been planned yet.

‘I don’t have a part in mind for Zayn just yet but hopefully in the future.’

From the photo, there’s no doubt that he will go along and see the musical when it comes out in May.

The selfie shows the both of them being super-smiley, which is great to see Zayn in such a happy mood. We’re sure the past few months haven’t been the easiest for the young lad.

Could we be seeing Zayn running around like Bruce Willis in a action film? Or channeling Jude Law in a romcom? Whatever the two work on together, we can’t wait to see it!

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