Fawad Khan picks up his first ever Filmfare award

Published: February 1, 2015
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Fawad Khan at the 60th Filmfare awards in Mumbai. PHOTO: FILMFARE.COM

Fawad Khan at the 60th Filmfare awards in Mumbai. PHOTO: FILMFARE.COM

MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan picked up the best film debut-male award at the 60th India Filmfare awards at the Yash Raj Studio in Mumbai on Saturday evening, the Times of India reported.

He was presented the award by Jhataleka Malhotra and Fawad’s co-star in the film, Sonam Kapoor. Sonam herself has been nominated for the best actor-female in a leading role award. He thanked Anil Kapoor, Khoobsurat’s producer Rhea Kapoor, Disney Productions along with the entire cast and crew of Khoobsurat.

“You guys are the instrument of my success. It is beautiful to get love from people in India and Pakistan.”

He beat off competition from the likes of Tahir Raj Bhasin (Mardaani), Tiger Shroff (Heropanti), Sharib Hashimi (Filmistaan) and Freddy Daruwala (Holiday) to win the award.

Fawad becomes the first Pakistani to win the Filmfare awards in the actor category.

The Filmfare awards are one of the oldest and most prominent film related awards in India.

Prior to receiving the award, Fawad, who looked dapper in a grey Dior suit with a pin striped waist coat, said on the red carpet that he was excited to be attending his first Filmfare event. He said that he was having a bit of a “fan-struck moment” for being among the creme of Bollywood’s stars at probably the most prestigious film event in the region.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Fawad
    Feb 1, 2015 - 2:33AM

    See India doesn’t discriminate. If one attacks, one has to defend, but you come with love and respect you will get the same here.

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  • Arjun Singh
    Feb 1, 2015 - 8:46AM

    India has the right to fire at terrorists who cross the international border after trained by laskar E Taiba , Jaish E Mohammad , Hizbul Muzahideen

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  • Anon
    Feb 1, 2015 - 8:57AM

    Thank you Quaid E Azam for giving us a separate nation……..see how India treats its minorities, especially Pakistanis……

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  • Mega
    Feb 1, 2015 - 11:33AM

    Congrats Fawad. Filmfare award is no joke. Its most coveted award after national award. Shahid won for best actor Haider.

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  • Ishan
    Feb 1, 2015 - 12:46PM

    Will Filmfare awards be shown in Pakistan???

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  • ModiFied
    Feb 1, 2015 - 6:19PM

    Indian government should give honorary citizenship to all such Pakistani actors who win Filmfare awards. Who knows Fawad turns out to be the next Dilip Kumar. Congratulations Fawad.

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  • Stranger
    Feb 1, 2015 - 8:03PM

    Pak actors r better off in Pak .

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  • Feb 2, 2015 - 10:01AM

    Bad headline, it should have been Fawad, becomes the first Pakistani to win a filmfare award.

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  • Feb 2, 2015 - 2:50PM

    @Ishan:
    Ishan, many Indian film shows are shown on Pak channels, not live but after few weeks since you have no idea how popular Indian films and music are here. The only fight that takes place within Pakistani and Indians are on these social forums only. I hope it remains that way. I hope peace prevails forever!

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  • haider
    Feb 3, 2015 - 12:33AM

    @Arjun Singh:
    only fools and peoples who like to be hero or so called peace believe this
    free the kashmir your .8 million indans dogs are occupied our land first free us then its peace for you and us till then enjoy the attacks

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  • Gp65
    Feb 19, 2015 - 1:41AM

    @SKN:
    No. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has won a film fare award. So Fawad is not the first Pakistani.Recommend

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