Fawad Khan is one of those faces from Pakistan entertainment industry who are loved on both sides of the border alike. While girls in Pakistan cannot help crushing over him, the Indian audiences share similar thoughts. I was pleasantly surprised to know this when I moved to Dubai. My Indian friends were heads over heels in love with Fawad Khan. No matter what the reasons may be behind Fawad Khan’s exit from the Indian film industry, his work is still widely watched and admired among audiences everywhere.
Most people who have seen Fawad Khan earlier than Humsafar knew him as the lead vocalist of Entity Paradigm, more famously known as EP back in the early 2000s. Rock music had just started laying its foundation in the Pakistani pop music scene. EP and Noori were the heartbeats of Pakistani youth back then. To be honest, little did we know that one day our favorite singer would become the heartthrob of the entire subcontinent. Being a computer engineer by profession, Fawad Khan had no plans of turning show business into his full-time profession. It came much later when his work was widely received and appreciated. Destiny has had other plans for this gorgeous human being.
Below is a list of some of the most iconic performances of Fawad Khan which led him to shine bright.
Jutt and Bond
This was Fawad Khan’s first acting project. Fawad Khan played the Bond (for all the obvious reasons).
Khuda Ke Liye
Shoaib Mansoor’s iconic film not only marked the revival of Pakistani cinema but also presented Fawad Khan in a prominent acting role. He played the role of a confused young boy who was led on the wrong path.
Humsafar can rightly be regarded as the most iconic project of Fawad Khan. This drama was warmly received on both sides of the border. We cannot be thankful enough to Humsafar for giving us our idols for life: Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Starring opposite Sanam Saeed, Fawad Khan left his mark in this play too. He played the role of a rich man in love with a middle-class girl.
This was Fawad Khan’s first Bollywood film where he was paired opposite Sonam Kapoor. He played the role of a prince (and very rightly so.)
Kapoor and Sons
In Kapoor and Sons, Fawad Khan played the role of a gay man in a dysfunctional family. He worked with Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra in this film.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was Fawad’s last project in India till date. In this film, he played the role of a DJ opposite Anushka Sharma. O cutie pie!
Upcoming "The Legend of Maula Jatt"
And yes, we can not wait to watch the upcoming film ‘Maula Jatt’ which is a remake of an old Punjabi film. Fingers and toes all crossed!
Fawad Khan is the apple of the audience’s eyes. We expect him to act even more in the future and be a treat for our sore eyes. Not only is he great to look at, he's also a multi-faceted actor and performer. He also played a comic role in Akbari Asghari with Sanam Baloch back in the day which was no less than hilarious either. Here's hoping to see him do many more iconic roles in the future.