Zayn Malik is reportedly set to make his first solo public appearance since leaving One Direction at The British Asian Awards in London on Friday (April 17).
Speculations are that the singer is even up for an gong, with friend and music producer Naughty Boy joining him at the event after winning an award last year.
Mila Kunis, Shah Rukh Khan and Gok Wan are expected to be in attendance at the ceremony, which will take place at The Grosvenor Hotel.
The ex-One Direction bandmate is one of the British Asian Trust ambassadors. The awards ceremony highlights achievements within the Asian community.
The remaining members of One Direction – Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – recently released their first photo as a quartet, and have begun writing new material for a new album.
“My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world,” Malik said in an official statement on his departure from the band.