Fawad Khan’s Bollywood cross-over was possibly one of Pakistan’s most successful. The heartthrob won hearts across the border and was offered a plethora of projects before India-Pakistan border tensions cut short his flying Bollywood career.

In a recent interview with Filmfare Magazine, Sonam Kapoor shared how Fawad Khan ended up being cast in the role. While discussing her struggles in India’s film industry, Sonam said, “Do you know how much effort it took to make Khoobsurat? No hero wanted to work with me because it was called Khoobsurat.”

“I had to get Fawad Khan from Pakistan. And look what happened. Fawad became a huge star. He had the confidence,” she continued.


This is not the first time Sonam has praised Fawad. She has often complemented him for his acting and professionalism and even said that she looks best with him onscreen.

Previously, Anil Kapoor also shared that no male actor was ready to take up the lead role opposite Sonam in Khoobsurat.

He had said, “We still kept looking for an apt actor and Rhea (Kapoor; co-producer) told me about Fawad Khan and showed me some of his work.”

They asked Fawad to give an audition and and immediately cast him because they really liked it.

The film was a huge success on both sides of the border and garnered positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. Late last year, producer Rhea even expressed her keenness to do a sequel of the film.