Actor Fawad Khan confessed in an interview that he was looking forward to a get a role in the Hollywood feature film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist after he was led on for a year by the makers.

The Zindagi Gulzar Hai actor shared that he was very disheartened when he did not get the role after waiting for such a long period of time.

“I came across this film where I was supposed to audition for the role, that went on for a whole year. I wasn’t led on. (Pauses) Yeah! OK! I was led on for almost a year. I thought that I’d be a part of it some way or the other. So it was for this film called Reluctant Fundamentalist,” said Fawad.

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“It was under consideration for like a whole year. Towards the end of the year, I suddenly realized that it was not working out. It was not gonna happen. I was heartbroken. I had waited a whole year and I parked my career aside to a film I thought I was gonna do it right. That’s when I got into TV with a vengeance,” added Fawad.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist released in 2012 and the role was bagged by the Oscar-nominated actor, Riz Ahmed. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.