Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who will soon be seen is his debut Hindi film Khoobsurat, a remake of a film of the same name, reveals that his entry in Bollywood wasn’t pre-planned and that he is confident about the film’s success, now that the release is nearing its date. He was, however, nervous facing the new world of cinema in India.
“I did not have preconceived notions about Bollywood. [But] There was nervousness as I was to enter and be part of a different world of entertainment, which I have not experienced,” said Fawad, in an interview, reported in the Indian media.
“It was not pre planned… to come to Bollywood and do a film. As an artiste, one should go wherever the work takes you. It’s a great opportunity for actors to showcase their talent,” added the 32-year-old star.
The actor is highly-celebrated in Pakistan after hit drama serials like Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. He also garnered a lot of appreciation and a huge fan following in India when Indian channel Zindagi aired his drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai.
Making his film debut in 2007 with Khuda Kay Liye, the highest-grossing Pakistani film of its time, Fawad was well-known band EP’s (Entity Paradigm) singer prior to his career in acting.
The casting director of Khoobsurat was highly impressed with Fawad’s performances in films and television dramas in Pakistan and couldn’t think of a better person to take up the role of actor turned director Rakesh Roshan for the remake.
The female lead in this women-centric Disney film is Sonam Kapoor. Fawad goes on to say that he does not think that of his Bollywood debut as a risky proposition. “I don’t think it is risky. Actually, it is playing it safe. I have been part of women-centric stuff in Pakistan. Khoobsurat is a classic rom-com. As a newcomer, I felt it was better to attempt something safe,” Fawad said.