Pakistani actor Fawad Khan left India before the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in October 2016. It was said that he left India because of the protests against Pakistani actors working in Bollywood. Later, it was said that he went home because his wife, Sadaf Khan, was pregnant at that time. However, Fawad maintained silence on these matters.
Now, he has opened up about his personal life and friendships in Bollywood. In an interview with Dawn, he said, “The most important thing to me right now is my daughter. We’ve just had a baby and she takes up most of my time, and I’m finally getting to spend quality time with my family.”
He added, “Some people may say it’s wrong and that you should stand up for what’s right, but my argument is: It’s all so grey, how can you say what’s right or wrong? You stand up for one thing and there will always be someone who’s an opponent of that idea.”
Bollywood is something he still cherishes, “I’m still in touch with a lot of my friends there. Nothing’s really changed. Obviously, I’m not a man of steel in that people’s words don’t affect me. They might hurt me. But I am becoming immune to it as time goes by. I have no expectations from them, and that’s what I think has developed this camaraderie. Even if I don’t work with them ever again, I’ll still always have love and regard for them, and I assume that’s how they feel as well. That’s why we’re still in touch. We even make plans to meet, to catch-up.”
“Thing is, in Bollywood they’ve got their systems in place. It’s a monster machine that’s churning out like 400 films a year, consistently. They’re able to efficiently process things,” added Fawad.