We finally get it — this is why Shobhaa De called Fawad Khan a Lahore kebab.

The actor's sexy new avatar in the latest issue of Filmfare magazine made our jaws drop. We're used to seeing Fawad in his usual Mr Nice Guy persona, but in this cover shot he'd definitely turning up the heat and flaunting that come-hither look.

We're wondering what Fawad himself thinks of his getup — when he posted the cover shot to Instagram he did so with a very tame caption:

Octobers issue for #Filmfare

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Looking at Fawad, we've decided the ingredients for a perfectly delicious I-don't-care look are as follows: messy hair, an untied bow tie, a rumpled tux and a penetrating gaze. Men, take note!

And if he swaps the tux for some leather, the result is just as good:

#FilmFare October Issue

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The black and white cover calls the hot export a ‘Cross Border Turk’ who's "giving our heroes sleepless nights,” implying that Fawad is giving India's actors a run for their money.

#FilmFare October Issue

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The actor, who won a Filmfare for his debut in Khoobsurat proves that he's the flavour of the year in the subcontinent.

What do you think of this look?

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