Fawad Khan is the latest Pakistani actor to have made the journey beyond borders to India.
Incidentally, Ali Zafar has been friends with Fawad for a long time, and says there is no sense of competition between the two. "There are so many people right now; who all will you compete with? We are friends. He had invited me for his film’s premiere in Lahore; I had supported his movie on social media. I pray to God that he gets more offers," he explains.
Ali, Fawad's senior in Bollywood, feels that Fawad has been marketed well in India, and deservedly so. "His entry into the Hindi film industry was ideal and tailor-made for him. Even back home, when I would watch him on television, I would think that he deserves better. Here, he was in good hands and they (the makers of the film) projected him well. Fawad has a big fan base, and it’s because of him that his recent film, Khoobsurat, has fared well back home (in Pakistan). Here, in India, too, girls are crazy about him," says Ali.
The Total Siyapaa actor goes on to add that this is a great time to initiate an "exchange" of actors between India and Pakistan. He explains, "I want more Pakistani actors to come to India. The more that happens, the more we will be able to understand each other."