When Fawad Khan made his Bollywood debut, with the film Khoobsurat, starring Sonam Kapoor, girls were literally swooning over this Pakistani actor. Suddenly, fans moved over Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, to fall in love with the new heart throb in the block–Fawad. Following his fabulous Bollywood debut, he then went on to star in Kapoor & Sons, in which he played the role of a gay author. This was the first time that the actor played a role like that and he won over the hearts of the critics and audiences alike with his character in Kapoor & Sons. He was unstoppable and had a bright career in the future until the Uri attacks, led to the imposition of a forceful ban on the Pakistani artists working in Bollywood.
Ever since then we have been pining for him to come to India. However, even before he forayed into Bollywood films, Fawad was a huge star in Pakistan. He was quite a sensation in the country and to say that the Pakistanis were proud of him, wouldn’t be an understatement. However, there was a time when the actor hated to work in the television industry there. However, not many know that he had almost signed a Hollywood movie before he made his debut on the small screen there.
During one of his early interviews with the Siddysays Blog, the Pakistani heartthrob had mentioned that Hollywood happened to him way before Bollywood did. In that interview, he admitted that Western cinema had a lot of impact on his career, particularly Marlin Brando, whom he admired a lot. Infact, he had even auditioned for one of his films back in the day. He was quoted as saying, “I think you know I went an audition for the film and the director sort of you know locked me and she was like you’re the one I like. She gave me one scene then gave me another then another. Towards the end, I had given screen tests for like 6-7 scenes and I was like, ‘This is getting serious.’”
However, later the actor didn’t hear from her for almost a year and after waiting for that long, he called her to clear the air, following which they told her to be patient. It seems she tried to calm him down by saying that she wouldn’t have wasted her time if she hadn’t thought he was apt for the role. Eventually, days passed and he came to the realisation that he wasted a whole year doing nothing. He was almost broke and his family depended on him for their livelihood. This was like a wake up call for the actor who came to the conclusion that his Hollywood debut was far away. The Pakistani TV industry back in the day wasn’t that great a place to work in, however he stuck it out through the difficult period. Eventually, things began to change for the better for him and he came to be known as a heartthrob.