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Thursday, June 6, 2024

I would love to work in Bollywood again: Fawad Khan

In a recent interview, Khan said he cannot give a "definitive answer" if he will return to work for Bollywood movies because of the political fallout between the two countries but assured that he enjoyed his time there.

Fawad Khan is best known as Vikram from his Bollywood debut movie called Khoobsurat alongside Sonam Kapoor. For fans in Pakistan, he is Ashar from Humsafar and Zaroon from Zindagi Gulzar hai. Alongside Siddharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt, he also appeared in the film called  Kapoor & Sons. Shortly after, he appeared in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which also starred Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor.

However, his career in Bollywood was put on hold due to political unrest between India and Pakistan. Khan responded that he cannot provide a “definitive answer” until relations between the two nations stabilized when asked if he wants to work in Bollywood once more.

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Khan, who made his feature film debut in Pakistan with Khuda Kay Liye, told Variety on Sunday that while he had a wonderful time and “enjoyed” working in Bollywood, the “political fallout” between India and Pakistan had no impact on his relationships.

It has undoubtedly made us quite hesitant to respond to such a query… It’s a good question, but I can’t respond definitively until relations between the two countries improve.

He explained that he “hated confrontation” and avoids it because he doesn’t like controversy either. “I think it’s more of a question of whether someone else would like to work with me, instead of me working with others because fingers will be pointed at them.

I’ll do my work and go away but then the people who’ll have to suffer are those who want to collaborate with me. And I care about that because they are going to live there, and they’re going to suffer the consequences.”

He added that similarly if he was to work in India and come back to Pakistan he would “suffer the consequences” of what people or perhaps even the government would think about it.

“I have a great relationship with the people that I’ve worked with and made great friends. I would love to see them again someday, and maybe work with them again. Whether it be for an international platform, a Pakistani platform, or for an Indian platform. Mainstream Bollywood is a different ball game altogether,” said Khan.

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This year, Khan was seen on the screen once again in Marvel’s Ms. Marvel alongside Mehwish Hayat, as the grandparents of superhero Kamala Khan played by Pakistani-American actor Iman Vellani. He is now gearing up for the highly anticipated film The Legend of Maula Jatt.