There had been a few suggestions that Zayn Malik had been thinking about quitting One Direction for some time before he actually did announce that he was leaving the band, and now there have been reports that he was considering quitting about a year ago. Former JLS singer Oritse Williams has revealed how Zayn spoke to him in confidence last year, with Oritse offering him words of advice.
Williams told the Daily Mirror, "Zayn spoke to me when we were together in Vegas last year. Niall (Horan) did too. Zayn was talking to me in confidence. I told him he had a great run and to enjoy it. They are very, very blessed guys. It's a very special thing and not a lot of artists show gratitude for that. But I told him to be himself and to keep going."
While Zayn Malik claimed that one of the major reasons he quit One Direction was to get back to being a normal 22 year old, it has since been confirmed that he will focus on a solo music career. Meanwhile, it has also been claimed that the singer has been in talks with Gurinder Chadha to star in a new Bollywood movie.
Gurinder revealed, "We've met and spoken. 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. I don't have a part in mind for Zayn just yet but hopefully in the future."
This all sounds far from being a normal 22 year old Zayn. If anything, you are putting yourself out there to get even more attention than when you were in One Direction, as you will not have the other four guys there with you to share the load. All the best though sir!