Fawad Khan stated that he misses Bollywood and the “wonderful friends” he made there.
Fawad Khan, 41, appeared in three Hindi films between 2014 and 2016 before Pakistani artists were barred from working in the country due to strained Indo-Pak relations.
When Fawad Khan made his Bollywood debut, he was already one of the greatest figures in the Pakistani entertainment business. And, despite his limited appearance in Hindi cinema, he made an impression with his performances. However, it all came to a halt when Pakistani actors were barred from appearing in Indian films as relations between the two nations deteriorated. Fawad continued to work at home, but he acknowledged once that he missed Bollywood. As he turns 41, here’s a look back at times when Fawad reminisced about his days in Bollywood.
Fawad was a member of the alt rock band Entity Paradigm before becoming an actor. He made his cinematic debut in 2007 with the critically praised Pakistani film Khuda Kay Liye, before going on to star in TV dramas such as Humsafar, Dastaan, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut in Khoobsurat, co-starring with Sonam Kapoor. Before the ban was imposed in 2016, he only appeared in two more Hindi films.
Fawad was questioned if he misses Bollywood in a 2021 interview with Film Companion. “I do. I made some wonderful acquaintances there, with whom I am still in contact. Yes, I do miss it. I miss Mumbai; it’s a lovely city. “In fact, I’ve had a wonderful time in every city I’ve visited,” he remarked.
Fawad’s most recent appearance in a Hindi film was as a supporting actor in Karan Johar’s 2016 blockbuster Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He will appear on OTT in a Zindagi original show that will air on Zee5 in India. He reunites with his Zindagi Gulzar Hai co-star Sanam Saeed on the show.
Fawad had a successful 2022. He first appeared in a minor part in the Marvel online series Ms Marvel. After six years, he returned to the big screen in the Pakistani epic The Legend of Maula Jatt, alongside Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, and Mahira Khan. With a worldwide total of over PKR 200 crore, the film has become the highest-grossing Pakistani film ever. In various global markets, including the United States and the United Kingdom, the picture surpassed bigger Indian releases such as RRR, Ram Setu, and Thank God.