Pakistani actor Fawad Khan ignores criticism over doing Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Khoobsurat’

Fawad Khan will make his Bollywood debut opposite Saonam Kapoor in 'Khoobsurat'.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: July 21, 2014 4:18 pm
Fawad Khan will make his Bollywood debut opposite Saonam Kapoor in 'Khoobsurat'. Fawad Khan will make his Bollywood debut opposite Saonam Kapoor in ‘Khoobsurat’.

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who has been facing criticism from some fans in his country for working in Bollywood film ‘Khoobsurat’, says he does not pay attention to such things.

Apparently, Fawad’s fans from Pakistan have taken to social networking sites to say that he has hurt the sentiments of his country by working in a Hindi film.

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Fawad is making his Bollywood debut in the remake version of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ‘Khoobsurat’ opposite Sonam Kapoor.

“The people who you are talking about are very few. There will be people who will criticise… they are entitled to their opinion. Art knows no culture and creed. As an actor I would like to explore myself. I do feel bad but I choose to ignore it. I think to pay attention to it is unnecessary,” Fawad told reporters here today at the trailer launch of ‘Khoobsurat’.

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The actor, who has starred in films like ‘Khuda Ke Liye’ and TV dramas ‘Humsufer’ and ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’, plays the role of a royal prince in Shashanka Ghosh’s ‘Khoobsurat’, a modern-day adaptation of the cult romantic comedy of the same name.

The film, produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea and Disney India, is set to release on September 19.

Fawad said though Bollywood was an new environment for him, but he found everyone warm and welcoming in the industry.

“Its an honour to be part of this film. I found this film and my part interesting. It was a learning opportunity and I am grateful for this. This was an alien… New environment for me. But everyone made me comfortable. Everyone was warm and welcoming,” the Pakistani actor said.

The original film had Rakesh Roshan as the male lead. In the remake version, Sonam Kapoor is replacing veteran actress Rekha.

“I saw the original film as part of my homework. It is a timeless classic but our film is different. Rakesh Roshan played the role of a doctor and I play a Rajput prince, so it’s different in a way,” Fawad said.

The actor, who says he is a terrible singer, also sang a song at the event from his popular Pakistani TV show ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’.

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    Anjali
    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm
    Grow up people.. Lot of our actors n actress r part of different languages and different country cinema history. The love n hatred drama is on political n media front. What if one of us were in La by chance than in Punjab.If some body (pak media or politics) want to behave like morons.. Should we do the same?Nobody is asking u guys get hared or feel deprived of your rights as citizens of Indian.JUST RESPECT THE ART !!!!
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      Mishti
      Sep 24, 2014 at 7:39 am
      All this hate speeches have no place in reality and it shows the mental setup of the person who does all this. Grow up guys and try to change things at least by your thoughts which is so important in today's world where we are doing nothing but hating the other person.
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        H1N1
        Sep 2, 2014 at 12:17 am
        Abe Terroristani...go back to your country...before some pi$$ed of Indian..kicks your and disfigures your pretty boy face permanently.
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          indy
          Aug 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm
          It will be very interesting to see fawad khan in a different avatar for this film..saw two of his pak serials...acting wise i would say he goes deep into each charecter perfectly and that makes the charecters so real and believable.if he continues this in this movie then am sure it will be much appreciated.To all the people complaining why a stani is given a chance and money i would like to point out that indian actors are also treated the same way for foreign films...those who haven't seen naseeruddin shah in khuda kay lie should watch for sure..he comes for hardly 10min and steals the show..Last but not the least best of luck to the new khan from stan, Fawad.wish to see u in more complex roles in the future.
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            ACERBIC
            Jul 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm
            why is Bollywood hiring stani actors and paying money to them. the part of all earning goes to fund terrorism towards India.
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              Mera Desh
              Jul 23, 2014 at 9:04 am
              same on hindi film industry who offer role to a enemy country
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                NEHA
                Sep 18, 2014 at 9:53 am
                You loser .... STP ABUSING HIM............
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                  neha
                  Sep 22, 2014 at 9:10 am
                  u can spit all the undigested u want to, but dat dude is awesome
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                    sneha kapoor
                    Sep 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm
                    Disgusting. Go wash your mouth out you immature Nerd. You're a disgrace to humanity.
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                      Sanju
                      Jul 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm
                      We do not need stani Actors in India. What's wrong with these producers??? This film should be boycotted.
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                        Ravi Raj
                        Oct 25, 2014 at 2:34 am
                        Indian soldiers are being killed by cross border firing do you still think that India should encourage stan?? Secondly let alone a with a billion plus potion and not to mention thousands of hopefuls in India who want to get into film world isn't there any Indian who can act in this film?? Thirdly why so soft corner on your stan? We allow them to trade with us, we send motor vehicles, farm equipment not to mention educate some of them in our universities and what does pak do in return send in terrorists??? I mean why so soft corner on Pak when all it does is see India as an enemy and act accordingly. They say 'sharaafat' event that the s do not give to Indian soldiers and you are saying I should learn how to respect art!!! The moment some one gets killed in your family by pak terrorists sure then say the same thing!!!
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                          Ravi Raj
                          Jul 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm
                          why is Indian film industry so eager to take stanis actors. Dont they find a suitable actor in billion plus India let alone mumbai?? I mean why this dariya dilliii for actors when all you can hear from their tv channel interviews and their discussion is hate for India!!! cant we live without them??
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                            Muhammad Tahir
                            Oct 4, 2014 at 8:03 am
                            Being a stani i believe that he should work in India. In this way we can eliminate the differences between the two neighboring countries. Undoubtedly India respects the talent and if it is so, then what is wrong in working there. I think we should broader of view. In working together, in making understandings we would be able to overcome the problems that are now faced by both of the countries. It is a request to all of the Indians and stani that kindly be positive, if someone is negative towards u, u should not be, in this way u will gain respect and will positively represent your country. This is the way of civilized people. And kindly get out of this terrorism and racism thing... Stay blessed.
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                              muhammad waqar
                              Sep 13, 2014 at 5:37 am
                              i salute ur thinking anjali....... our media nd politician of both country just making mony by all that.. but its reality that if we both country want to compete the world then we should be peacefull with each other..
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                                muhammad waqar
                                Sep 13, 2014 at 5:34 am
                                its just ur thinking bro.. all fingures r nt same similarly nt all r hate india... like u hate pak similarly some r hate india....... best ov luck..
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