It’s win some, lose some for Fawad

It’s win some, lose some for Fawad
Updated 26 February 2015

It’s win some, lose some for Fawad

It’s win some, lose some for Fawad

Guess who is on cloud 9 these days? Yes, it’s Fawad Afzal Khan, after bagging the Filmfare Award. He is what fairytales are made of. Watching him on screen, the inevitable ‘happily ever after’ ending seems predictable.
Already one of the top-rated actors in Pakistan, he sure has managed to get his competition green-eyed after his first Bollywood film, ‘Khoobsurat’. After his appearance here, he seems to have taken off in the Indian film industry.
The result? Yes a lot of interest has been whipped up, for sure. There seemed to be a professional link with Karan Johar. Reports indicated that the Pakistani actor was to be part of KJo’s next project.
Incidentally, being a big fan of Fawad Khan, Karan’s mother Hiroo Johar allegedly coaxed her producer son to invite Fawad home, a few months ago. After her friends got face-to-face with this celeb, it was expected that this tete-a-tete would transform into a film offer!
But, alas! Fawad was supposed to be part of KJo’s — ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. But, now it is being said that the role in question was just a cameo and Dharma wanted to sign Fawad for a full-fledged role. Now the question is — if it’s not Fawad, then who? It looks like the chosen one is — Saif Ali Khan, who will be a part of Karan’s venture. Another buzz is that the Chote Nawab will be playing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s husband in the love story, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Apparently it’s a small role which requires only one day of shooting. Will Saif grab this bait? Ahem, doubtful.
So surely and squarely, many rumors and speculations are rife about Dharma Productions’ upcoming films. The latest is that Karan Johar has decided to sign his ‘students’ for his next — we mean Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. Karan Johar has plans to produce a film which will be helmed by Shakun Batra and from what we hear, the untitled film will star Alia along with Sidharth and the Pakistani heart-throb Fawad Khan.
But, wait there’s a catch. There are some reports which suggest that Fawad may not have been the first choice for the role. According to The Mirror, Fawad was included because Varun Dhawan was busy shooting with Rohit Shetty and Shah Rukh Khan. However, another media report put forth that Arjun Kapoor was also in the running for the role.
Recently, Karan Johar took to Twitter to announce the new project and tweeted, “Rarely does a filmmaker write a super script in 2 months…[email protected]’s new family film just got greenlit and cast! Details coming up….”
But this is not the end for the popular Pakistani actor. He is also in talks with the producers of ‘Madamji’, which has Priyanka Chopra playing the protagonist, for a role in the film. The film deals with an item girl’s daily struggles and how she fights against odds and musters up courage, (hold on!) to become a politician. Details are not disclosed as to what part Fawad has been approached for, but, for Bollywood fans, it will definitely be interesting to watch Chopra and Khan scorch the screen. And guess what? Apart from all this, the “Khubsoorat” star was also being considered for Kareena Kapoor Khan-starrer ‘Udta Punjab’, but eventually the role went to Punjabi superstar — Diljit Dosanjh.
And, we heard that Khan turned down the role opposite Kareena. Did we hear that right?
Surely, there’s a hit-and-miss angle running through the Pak celeb’s fortunes!