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Fawad Khan on if his presence in Bollywood was seen as threat by 'big names' in India: 'Every industry has its politics'

Jan 09, 2024 12:21 PM IST

Fawad Khan opens up about love from Indian fans and 'politics' in Bollywood. He was asked if his popularity ‘p***** off’ some of the big shots of the industry.

Actors Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan during designer Manish Malhotra's fashion show at the India Couture Week 2016 in New Delhi on July 20, 2016.
Actors Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan during designer Manish Malhotra's fashion show at the India Couture Week 2016 in New Delhi on July 20, 2016.

Fawad on what his PR team would get 'angry' about

When prodded, Fawad said in Urdu, "That’s such a heavy question. I got a lot of love from India. But look, every industry has its politics. In Pakistan as well. But it’s easier to combat the politics in your industry because it is your own. I’m not saying it (the industry politics) is unheard of, I’m sure it happens everywhere. But there was one thing, if I talk about threat or no threat – I had PRs, and they used to get angry at this… I was like, ‘I need you to take out my name, not put it in there’. I would ask my PR, 'You are here just to remove me from places, not put me'. My manager, who is my good friend now, would say, ‘No, You don’t know how the world works’. I said, 'I don't want to do Instagram, Facebook, I don't want to do all these things.' But she would say 'That is the norm!'”

Fawad Khan's Bollywood career

In 2014, Fawad made his Bollywood debut opposite Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat. He only worked in two more Hindi films – Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Kapoor and Sons, which was backed by Karan and directed by Shakun Batra – before Pakistani artistes were banned from working in Indian cinema as the relations between the two countries soured.

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Fawad Khan had also walked the ramp as the showstopper with Deepika Padukone for designer Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.

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