I’m still in touch with a lot of my friends there, Fawad Khan on his connection with Bollywood
2016’s Uri Attack did not only create a havoc on the border, but also created a ever lasting void in the relationship between artistes in two countries. After a protest, Pakistani artistes were banned from featuring in Bollywood films and the ban still persists. The effect of this ban had to be suffered by the films ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’. ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ featuring Fawad Khan was on the verge of getting banned while ‘Raees’ actress Mahira Khan who hails from Pakistan could not come down to India to promote her film. But all of this has not changed anything between Fawad and his friends in Bollywood.
In his latest interview, Fawad has spoken about his friends in Bollywood and has stated that he is still in touch with them. He sates,
” I’m still in touch with a lot of my friends there. Nothing’s really changed. Obviously, I’m not a man of steel in that people’s words don’t affect me. They might hurt me. But I am becoming immune to it as time goes by. I have no expectations from them, and that’s what I think has developed this camaraderie. Even if I don’t work with them ever again, I’ll still always have love and regard for them, and I assume that’s how they feel as well. That’s why we’re still in touch. We even make plans to meet, to catch-up.”
Not just this, Fawad also spoke about the things that he learned from Bollywood. He stated,
Thing is, in Bollywood they’ve got their systems in place. It’s a monster machine that’s churning out like 400 films a year, consistently. They’re able to efficiently process things.
For example, when I was on the set of ‘Khoobsurat’ there would be a team of auditors who’d be analyzing the cost of each day. Seeing it practically kind of reinforces your belief that planning is very important. There are a few producers who are doing that here and it’s encouraging to see that. But other than that, if you talk about acting, I think I’ve learned as much there as I have here [Pakistan].
Fawad Khan has been a part of Bollywood films like ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, ‘Kapoor & Sons’ and ‘Khoobsurat’. (ALSO READ: Fawad Khan refused to kiss her in ‘Kapoor & Sons’, reveals Alia Bhatt)