Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor cast in Bollywood film

Published: November 8, 2013

Fawad Khan to make his Bollywood debut. PHOTO: FILE

Fawad Khan’s performance as the handsome and brooding Ashar in TV show Humsafar made him not just a national heartthrob but  also seems to have got him attention across the border. Like others before him, Fawad is now headed to Bollywood!

The actor will be seen in a lead role opposite Sonam Kapoor in the Hindi re-make of 1980s Hrishikesh Mukherjee film Khubsoorat.

The film tells the breezy tale of an extrovert – a feisty girl (played by Sonam) who brings about changes in the regimented atmosphere of a household controlled firmly by its overbearing matriarch, according to apunkachoice.com.

While Sonam plays the motor-mouth, Fawad will expectedly play the bachelor who falls for her. We cannot wait to see the on-screen chemistry between these absolutely gorgeous people!

Rumour has it that Alia Bhatt was chosen to play the female lead but has now been replaced by Sonam, according to Oye! Times.

The shooting of Khubsoorat has already begun in Rajasthan. The film is being directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Nov 8, 2013 - 5:38PM

    It seems that Bollywood is all set to destroy another classic! Why can’t they make new originals rather than remaking bad versions of previous hits. Sonam Kapoor would do well to remember that she is not Rekha!Recommend

  • Queen
    Nov 8, 2013 - 5:40PM

    Wow!! all the best to Fawad Khan :DRecommend

  • Chona
    Nov 8, 2013 - 5:45PM

    Lets hope he can bring good name by acting alone and not resorting to scandals or on screen vulgarity…………..
    no more anita ayubs, veena maliks or sara laurens……..Recommend

  • Aannoonn
    Nov 8, 2013 - 5:55PM

    Dislike. I wish fawad wound reject the offer.


  • Aannoonn
    Nov 8, 2013 - 5:56PM

    Dislike. I wish fawad would reject the offer.


  • Nov 8, 2013 - 6:01PM

    We are loosing our actres.. however it will be a good movie..Recommend

  • LalaKiMaaKaa
    Nov 8, 2013 - 6:01PM

    In few days this conspiracy theory will be down under the earth..how can lollywood actor go international…….although..musalman and maula jatt were international films depicting true culture of pakistan….


  • LH
    Nov 8, 2013 - 6:05PM

    He looks like Ashmit Patel


  • Randomstranger
    Nov 8, 2013 - 6:46PM

    Biggest sell out ever.


  • S
    Nov 8, 2013 - 7:19PM

    pathetic sellouts! we will do anything for money…shame on fawad


  • TruthDetector
    Nov 8, 2013 - 7:23PM

    This is not yet confirmed!


  • kk
    Nov 8, 2013 - 8:17PM

    i fail to understand why our national heroes whether from sports or film r dying to go to india for few rupees.i can bet this film be a big flop and a super hero will be doomed and we in Pakistan will hear and read sarcastic views of indians.


  • Sana
    Nov 8, 2013 - 8:30PM
  • Maya Mansoor
    Nov 8, 2013 - 8:39PM

    @LalakimarKa For your information Pakistani stars have gone international Manhoor Baloch created quite a buzz after her film TORN was released last month in the US. There is talk that many independent film makers were enthralled by her performance.
    This weekend the film Good Morning Karachi is opening the South Asian Independent Film festival in San Francisco will show Amna Ilyas in her second film released in the US.
    Pakistanis living abroad support& celebrate this new genre of films coming from Pakistan but speaking to the produced of JOSH the support from locals in Pakistan is tepid, always critiquing with harsh negative reviews.


  • GhostRider
    Nov 8, 2013 - 9:42PM

    lets donate some class to India…fawad!! do your job well son


  • Ali
    Nov 8, 2013 - 10:09PM

    @Sana: stop being all jealous….where is the hypocracy when he says himself in the article that you have quoted:
    When asked if he would consider venturing into Bollywood, he patriotically responds, “If there is something that I feel I can do justice to I shall take it on but, honestly, my priority is my country.”

    Did you not read the first part and just the second??

    Comeon guys…relax…be happy for him, whats all the negativitiy about.


  • Queen
    Nov 8, 2013 - 10:09PM

    Indian friends should check facts before making negative comments about Pakistan. My friend, Pakistani acting stalwarts like Talat Hussain and Zia Moheyeddin have already ventured into Hollywood movies. Recently, Mahnoor Baloch’s movie TORN has gained appreciation. Pakistani actors like Ali Zafar have made their mark in Bollywood. So Fawad Khan’s foraying into the Bollywood industry is not something new for Pakistan. We here at Pakistan wish Fawad Khan all the best is his endeavors.


  • choclet
    Nov 8, 2013 - 11:02PM

    anil has the reputation of being a flop producer! sonam’s last chick flick was aisha (based on austen’s emma, and so was clueless with alicia silverstone) produced by him, which was pathetic! as for the remake of khubsoorat another lame repeat from which rekha has distanced herself! fawad should go for originality and material of substance. looking back rakesh roshan opposite rekha in the original was totally eclipsed by her!


  • Rahul
    Nov 8, 2013 - 11:32PM

    @Sana you are absolutely right!!. Pakistani’s are the most hypocrites in the world.


  • Moiz Omar
    Nov 8, 2013 - 11:36PM

    Why do we let India take all of our Pakistani stars? Musicians, actors everyone!


  • hamza khan
    Nov 8, 2013 - 11:46PM




  • Hafiz
    Nov 8, 2013 - 11:55PM

    terrorists must not get any chance in bollywood.pakistanis plz distance from bollywood.


  • Patriotic Pakistani
    Nov 9, 2013 - 12:07AM

    Indians should also distance themselves from Pakistani newspapers like the Express Tribune.


  • Ricky
    Nov 9, 2013 - 12:09AM

    apunkachoice.com and oye!times :D


  • Samirah
    Nov 9, 2013 - 4:37AM

    It would have been better if he did a Hollywood film instead. Bollywood films aren’t that good. Same musicals and same stories with Americans dancing in the background. Its so annoying and that’s why some Pakistani actors who went to Bollywood didn’t make it big.


  • Insaan
    Nov 9, 2013 - 5:51AM

    @Aannoonn: Dislike. I wish fawad wound reject the offer.”

    It is time Pakistanis should start protesting outside movie theatres.


  • abdul jabbar
    Nov 9, 2013 - 6:04AM

    Fawad khan is great actor, he movie will do good business in Pakistan.


  • Adil Uddin
    Nov 9, 2013 - 6:36AM


    Ask your own producers not to pick anyone or anything from Pakistan then……and do some demonstrations etc…in order to force them in reversing their decisions. I personally watch Indian shows and movies too since I don’t believe in bringing political anger into entertainment.

    And as someone said earlier, Mahnoor Baloch and few Pakistani actors made it into Hollywood too, so I guess either Hollywood people are fool enough to hire terrorists or Bollywood and Times Of India are not the exact reality or what the world thinks about Pakistani society.


  • Fact
    Nov 9, 2013 - 11:04AM

    Looks like ET is publishing mere gossip content. Fawad had already made it clear in his last tweet that he is not doing any such movie



  • Np
    Nov 9, 2013 - 11:15AM

    Ever wonder why the not so classy Indian movies are watched from Indonesia to Afghanistan to Egypt to UAE not to mention Russia and Japan and Thailand and the oh so classy Pakistani movies have a challenge even recovering their production costs even in Pakistan? (yes Waar comes in the category of movies that are unlikely to break even).


  • Mariah
    Nov 9, 2013 - 3:58PM

    Beginning of demise of Fawad’s career ! Sigh


  • Boshe
    Nov 9, 2013 - 6:19PM

    Alia Bhatt was never in contention for the role. The movie is being produced by Sonam’s sister, Rhea not Anil. They bought the remake rights just so that the movie could be another vehicle for Sonam.


  • sheens
    Nov 20, 2013 - 4:50PM

    Waiting for diz movie


  • Absar
    Dec 3, 2013 - 12:58AM

    Well said patriotic pakistani :-)


  • Jan 6, 2014 - 9:28PM

    2 mee BollywoOd zZ dying on Our talent…..!Recommend

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