Was nervous about Bollywood: Fawad

Was nervous about Bollywood: Fawad
Updated 30 August 2014

Was nervous about Bollywood: Fawad

Was nervous about Bollywood: Fawad

MUMBAI: Popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who is making his debut in Bollywood with the remake of ‘Khoobsurat’, a cult comedy of the 80s, says his entry into Hindi films was not pre-planned and hence he was nervous facing the new world of cinema here.
“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,” Fawad said in an interview here. “It was not pre planned… to come to Bollywood and do a film. As an artist one should go wherever the work takes you. It’s a great opportunity for actors to showcase their talent,” he said.
The 32-year-old celebrity has given memorable performances in Pakistan TV shows like ‘Humsafar’ and ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ among others. He made his film debut in 2007 with ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ which was the highest-grossing Pakistani film of 2007.
He then appeared in ‘Armaan’. Even though Fawad is new to Bollywood, thanks to his memorable performances in Pakistani shows and films, he is immensely popular in India. “I am grateful and thankful for all the love, warmth and appreciation that I am getting here,” he adds. The casting director of ‘Khoobsurat’ was quite impressed with the work Fawad had done back home in Pakistan and felt he was the perfect choice to step into the shoes of yesteryear actor Rakesh Roshan for the remake version.