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Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is quite possibly one of the biggest films of the year for Pakistanis. The sequel to the hit JPNA franchise has already broken records, becoming the biggest opening Pakistani film (besting Teefa In Trouble) and has become the first Pakistani film to gather 25 crore in just five days. But while the cast of Fahad Mustafa, Vasay Chaudhry, Humayun Saeed, Ahmed Ali Butt and Mawra Hocane alone is enough to lure audiences to the cinemas, the rumors of Fawad Khan being in the film also dragged many eager Pakistanis to their nearest Cineplex.
However, it appeared that the actor ultimately wasn’t in the film. But now it is revealed that the Fawad Khan’s scene, which was removed due to technical issues, has been put back in the film. In a conversation with Something Haute, writer and actor Vasay Chaudhry initially stated “Because Fawad is shown speaking with a lisp, for the sake of clarity there were supposed to be subtitles all throughout his performance, including one song he’s shown singing.
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Unfortunately, due to a technical error, subtitles weren’t added to the song and those added to his scenes were also incorrect. And since the movie has already been released, the only choice we had was to delete the scenes because fixing the subtitles, without stopping the film’s release, isn’t possible at the moment.”
However, since then, it appears that they’ve worked out their technical issue and now Fawad Khan’s scene will in fact be in the film!
“Fawad is such a huge star and we were all thrilled to have him in the film. It was deeply upsetting for us to remove his cameo because of the issues with the subtitles. I am glad though that our team was able to quickly address the issue. We apologize to the fans who missed out on his performance these past two days. But the good news is that Fawad will be back in JPNA2 this evening” Humayun Saeed stated.
JPNA 2 has already done remarkable business and because of its warm reception by audiences it may end up becoming the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time. Fawad Khan, who hasn’t appeared in a film since his extended cameo in Ae Dil Hae Mushkil, will next appear on screen in Bilal Lashari’s Maula Jatt 2 in the titular character.
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He has been busy recently with Hajj which he called a spiritual experience that was all the more special for him because he was as unknown to people as others. “‘In a way, it is very refreshing. People during Hajj are so busy and caught up in what they are doing that they don’t have time for these things. They are very considerate. They are very careful about what they are doing.” He revealed to Arab News
The star also attended King Salman’s annual luncheon where he praised the King and talked about his positive experience doing Hajj.