Refused 'PK' because of 'Kapoor & Sons': Fawad Khan

Published: March 13, 2016


Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has revealed he refused to star in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster PK since he had committed to his upcoming film Kapoor & Sons.

“When I was approached by the filmmaker, I completely lost my mind because I got such a good opportunity. But unfortunately I could not commit as I had already given my commitment to Kapoor & Sons. I only let any opportunities go when I am aware of all the aspects, but I regret it when I have to leave an opportunity due to commitment issues, which is in the case of PK,” said Fawad.

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The actor was offered the role of the Pakistani character in the film, who falls in love with Anushka Sharma’s character. The role then landed into Sushant Singh Rajput’s lap. The film, starring superstar Aamir Khan, went on to become the highest-grossing film in the history of Hindi cinema, collecting more than Rs300 crore at the box office.

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Fawad’s debut film Khoobsurat had released just three months before PK and he could have two releases in 2014 if he had done PK. The gap between Khoobsurat and Kapoor & Sons wouldn’t have seemed so big, considering he didn’t have any release in 2015.

Kapoor & Sons, directed by Shakun Batra and also starring Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, is releasing on March 18.

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  • ali
    Mar 13, 2016 - 2:52PM

    he only has looks and little luck he has to prove his talent if he can take the entire film on his shoulder , Khubsurat was totally Sonam’s film … Kapoor and sons is Sidharts film , aye dil a Muskil is Ranbir Kapoors film …. so … Recommend

  • Prada
    Mar 13, 2016 - 5:21PM

    Aamir Khan is lucky that Fawad refused the lead role in “PK”.Recommend

  • Ramallah Khan
    Mar 13, 2016 - 5:30PM

    Please remember Bollywood producers will never offer a plump role to FK simply because they know the mindset of the Indian audience in general. Even Khoobsurat had done well in Pakistan than India..remember. Lets see how Kapoor & Sons is accepted by the public in India. Also FK should not waste his talent in acting as a side kick in Bollywood films but also continue acting in Pak TV dramas where he does very meaningful roles. Recommend

  • Mar 13, 2016 - 5:35PM

    @Ali i have to disagree with you here,yes he has been lucky and his ‘good looks’ have helped him but he is an exceptionally good actor as seen in Humsafar and more so in ‘Zindagi Gulzar hai’. Even in Khuda k liye he stole the limelight from seasoned actors such as Iman Ali and Shaan . The only issue here is that for reasons best known to them the bollywood filmakers aren’t utilizing his talents to the ‘fullest’.Recommend

  • Haider
    Mar 13, 2016 - 6:42PM

    Seriously a typical troll..Be Khoobsurat a sonam kapoor film but it was Fawad Khan praised everywhere..He dominated entire Climax..See the film..End conversation btw Fawad and Kiron Kher…..
    Coming onto kapoor and sons..He has outshined Sid in trailer itself..Its about about screen space but quality of work you do….Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Mar 14, 2016 - 11:05AM

    Imagine ‘PK’ with Fawad in the lead ! I think whatever happened was for the good.Recommend

  • Haider
    Mar 14, 2016 - 1:38PM

    @Zaida Parvez
    He wasnt offered main role but the role of Pakistani guy “sarfaraz” love interest of Anushka SharmaRecommend

  • Ramallah Khan
    Mar 14, 2016 - 1:52PM

    Please don’t mis-understand. It was not the lead role of Amir Khan but the role of the ‘Pakistani’ which was played by Sushant Singh Rajput. Recommend

  • Mar 14, 2016 - 2:22PM

    Imran abbas was offered Ashqui 2. Which was super hit. Now fawad khan did the same. Recommend

  • Zafar
    Mar 14, 2016 - 3:00PM

    It is pity that he refused to do such a great script of PK. After watching few trailers and songs of K&S it has become clear to me that he has been manipulated. I hardly see his glimpses in these. Recommend

  • Sam
    Mar 14, 2016 - 7:55PM

    @ramallah Khan….why should Bollywood director take care of some little known Pak actor? They decide role as per the market value of some actor, if you are not okay with that, then no body forces you to work thereRecommend

  • Vicky
    Mar 14, 2016 - 7:58PM

    @ramallah Khan…. Lol, your unknown pak actors get big exposure and fame when they get some role in Bollywood…..otherwise they no body knows them outside pakRecommend

  • gp65
    Mar 14, 2016 - 8:47PM

    @Asad ali: There are very few actors who successfully transition from TV to Bollywood even in India. SRK and Vidya Balan are the exception. No doubt Fawad’s body of work in Pakistani TV shows is impressive and some of these are also shown on Zindagi channel in India but he is just a novice as far as Bollywood is concerned and will have to prove himself before he gets solo hero movies. Example is Siddharth Shukla who was very popular on TV but only got a second lead in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya – also a Dharma production movie which had Aaliya and Varun Dhawan (the other hero from Student of the year).

    Look at Ali Zafar, he was fine as second lead with Imran Khan and Katrina but flopped in every solo movie he got.Recommend

  • np
    Mar 14, 2016 - 8:58PM

    Alia, who is the heroine of Kapoor and sons – had finished 2 States around the same time that Fawad finished Khoobsurat. She managed to find the time to do 3 movies after that – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Going Home and Shaandar – all as heroines and somehow Fawad did not find the time to do a side role in PK? Not convinced.Recommend

  • VGP
    Mar 15, 2016 - 4:22AM

    What a joke, as if he is in a position to refuse a film in bollywoodRecommend

  • Gp65
    Mar 15, 2016 - 5:36AM

    @Ramallah Khan: his market value as a second lead in a Karan Johar movie will improve much more compared to a top hero in TV dramas. He is not doing Indians any favour by acting in our movies.
    The roles he is given is based on his star value in India. Dragging mentality of Indians into the picture is just in poor shape. Had that been the case, RFAK would not have been such a hit. Recommend

  • Mar 15, 2016 - 12:31PM

    I feel Fawad Khan did the right thing by not going for “PK”. If he had done the PK movie, instead of Kapoor and Sons, this would have certainly created a lot of chaos in India. BTW, I am waiting for John’s Abhraham’s upcoming movie Rocky Handsome Box Office Collection. I think, movie will be the top earner of 2016. Recommend

  • Fahad Khan
    May 30, 2016 - 9:40AM

    LOL, that unknown guy was already famouse in Pak as well as India from his role in Hamsafar

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