Some of the most exceptional talent comes from Pakistan: Karan Johar

Here's what he has to say about Fawad Khan

Entertainment Desk April 13, 2017
PHOTO: FILE

Ace Bollywood director Karan Johar, who was previously slammed by an Indian political party for casting Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan in his last directorial, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, recently expressed his desire to work with Fawad once again.

In a meet and greet session at the London School of Economics, Karan was asked if he would like to collaborate with Pakistani talent once again. To this, the Student of the Year director quipped, "You know what happened to me the last time, right?"

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He then gave his two cents on the matter. "I have to say that for me, I believe talent has no boundaries, but unfortunately I stand in the minority. Therefore, there are modalities, legalities and there is a circumstance that surrounds us that restricts our exceptionally progressive sports."

He further added, "Sometimes I believe I wish that I wasn't accountable, but I am a citizen of the country and follow the diktat that the environment suggests."

However, when he talked about his experience of working with Fawad, Karan was all praises. "Having said that, I think some of the most exceptional talent comes from Pakistan. I had the honour and pleasure to actually direct Fawad Khan, have seen his exceptional work," he said.

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On Fawad's role in Siddharth and Alia Bhatt starrer, Kapoor & Sons, Karan said it was courageous. "I think it was immensely brave of him to do what he did in Kapoor & Sons. After six actors have said no to the part, I believe it was tremendously courageous of him to say yes," he stated.

"I wish that our cinema and cinema in general would be exposed to such enormous talent like Fawad Khan," he concluded.

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gp65 | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend @shah: HAs Fawad given a solo hit? No. His solo hero movie Khubsoorat barely made 30 crores in India. Even Kapoor and Sons where he was not the main hero did ot reach hundred crores. On the other hand Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Arju Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan have each given a solo hundred crore movie. Even Aditya Roy Khurana, Tiger Shroff and Sushant Singh Rajput have given bigger solo hits than Fawad.
bharat | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Karan Johar you are other producers who want free actors will never get them in India. So,the only option in our nieghbouring country. Tell me one actor in India who would work for free. I hope this comment is displayed.
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