Khoobsurat Actor Fawad Khan Criticised in Pakistan
Fawad Khan is not bothered by the controversy surrounding his Bollywood debut
Pakistani singer-actor, Fawad Khan has drawn flak back home for his decision to enter Bollywood but isn’t bothered by the criticism.
Fans back home have taken to social media to express their thoughts on his decision with most stating that he has hurt the sentiments of his country by working in a Hindi film.
At the trailer launch of his debut film Khoobsurat where he stars oppoite Sonam Kapoor, the actor stated, “There will be people who will criticise. They are entitled to their opinion. Even if someone from India goes to work there, someone or the other will make noise. Art is something that travels across all borders. Art knows no culture and creed. As an actor, I would like to explore myself. I do feel bad, but I choose to ignore criticism. I think to pay attention to it is unnecessary.”
On being a part of the Kapoors’ production, Fawad said, “I think it's a very big honour for me to work with the family. When I met these people, I found them very interesting. Most of all, the way I was treated and welcomed was very kind and warm."
Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, Khoobsurat is a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1980 hit of the same name. It has been produced by Sonam's dad Anil Kapoor and sister Rhea under the banner Anil Kapoor's Film Company Pvt. Ltd.
Given Bollywood successful imports from across the border, we’re looking forward to Fawad Khan’s debut.