After being out of the media for a long time, Pakistan’s megastar Fawad Khan has returned to the big screen with his new web series which is in process. It’s been a long no one saw Fawad Khan on the big screen since he returned from Bollywood. Fawad Khan said he miss Bollywood.
He has gained endless love from Bollywood, but before that, he’s known to the Pakistani audience as Ashar and Zaroon. He has emerged brilliantly and lastly seen in the teaser trailer of “Maula Jatt” with a deadly look.
He expressed his experience in Bollywood and talked about the recent project he’s been working on in his recent interview.
Fawad Khan in conversation with the Film Companion
Fawad Khan the heartthrob of ladies is making a comeback in a web series with his co-actor of Zindagi Gulzar Hai Sanam Saeed.
Fawad Khan in his recent interview with Anupam Chopra shared his upcoming projects, Bollywood misses, and why he isn’t taking up too many projects?
In reuniting with Sanam Saeed Fawad Khan commented, “The show features Sanam Saeed. That’s all I’m allowed to reveal. It’s been an amazing experience working with this wonderful cast and crew. There’s one thing I can say about it: perhaps I didn’t get to know everyone on a one-on-one basis, but I spent a great time together with most of them.”
He added, “On the day I was leaving the set, I told them, ‘After Kapoor & Sons, this is probably one of those projects where I feel like I’ve made a family on set.’ A lot of positive energy went into making it and I felt those positive vibes. I love these guys. This project is dear to me and near my heart.”
No one saw Fawad Khan for the past couple of years since the Pepsi Battle of the Bands ended. He revealed that he’s been working on some projects among those three films are included such as The Legend of Maula Jatt, Money-Back Guarantee, and Neelofar.
I am too lazy as a worker – Fawad Khan
“I am an extremely lazy worker. If I could have it my way, it would be raining money without me moving a finger (laughs). I love the work that I’ve been a part of.
I’ve never been too worried about how much I’m doing as opposed to what I’m doing,” he remarked. “Life has been kind of weird. There has been a long hiatus but then Covid came along and we were all stuck at home.”
Fawad went on to add, “I’ve been having a great time at home with my wife, kids, friends, and family. During this time, I shot three films. I know I’ve been away for 5-6 years but when the dam breaks, it’s going to be a lot of stuff to watch. Saari shikayatein, insecurities khatam ho jaayengi (all complaints, insecurities will end).”
Regarding insecurities, he stated, “No, they aren’t there. I think it’s wrong for any person to say that they’ve never been insecure. As you grow older, some people become more insecure and some start letting go of those insecurities,” he quipped.
“I think I’m the latter. I just like to have good conversations and good relationships with people. That’s the main driving force for me. It motivates me to get back to work, meet people and get up. As long as that’s happening, everything else is good. You don’t have to be number one to enjoy life.”
I made great friends in Bollywood – Fawad Khan
There’s one question that has always been asked to Fawad Khan, whether he misses Bollywood or not. And he finally responded to the same question asked by Anupama “I do.”
He elaborated, “I made some great friends there and still keep in touch with them. I miss Bombay, I think it’s a beautiful city. In fact, in every city I’ve been to, I’ve had a lovely experience.”
Talking about working again in India and his Indian counterparts, Fawad shared, “I would love for them to collaborate and work together.
It is an educational experience. It increases your exposure and understanding of people from different parts of the world. It fosters friendships, relationships, and the things that we look for – more peaceful times.”
No doubt Fawad Khan is one of those actors who had worked in Bollywood like a star and he enters the list of Pakistani actors who worked in Bollywood.
The Next Big Story
Apart from filmy projects on board, in 2019 Fawad Khan started a new thing called Next Big Thing where writers from anywhere welcomed to put their thoughts on a piece of paper. Fawad believes it’s the time to cater new big ideas.
He said, “I’ve always felt that there is a dearth of fresh content. Everyone wants to be an actor or a director but very rarely do you want to be a writer, a DoP, or any cog in the wheel that makes it go round.
That trend is changing now,” he said. Adding on, Fawad commented, “In the case of writers, the concept was to make people write synopses, stories, and film concepts and send them in.
We encourage this activity through our platform. There’s a need for content as well as a need to nurture writers. This way, we could kill two birds with one stone.”
But unfortunately, he doesn’t want to end it with writers only, he wants everyone to come on board from lightning to tech development.
“I would like it to happen for lighting and tech departments. There should be workshops where you call in people and can exchange ideas, learn from them and teach them something too,” he said.
“Living in the kind of limitations that we do, enhances our ability to cope with situations, which we call jugaads. Between India and Pakistan, this could be a great trade of talent – learning the technology and exchanging ideas could be a great thing.”
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