I was bullied at school: Fawad Khan

I was bullied at school: Fawad Khan

Six things you probably didn't know about this handsome man.
14 Oct, 2015

Usually demure and shy, it was a pleasant surprise to see our very own hunk, Fawad Khan open up and have a candid chat on Indian show 'Look Who's Talking with Niranjan' this past weekend.

Here's a list of what we learnt about the heartthrob from the show:

Fawad is not a fan of arguments

For all those who wonder why Fawad keeps his opinion to himself, the actor says he avoids them to avoid fights. "I have always been a bit of a quiet person and I don't like confrontations. I really avoid them and I hate arguments," he said.

He was bullied in school

Studying in an American school, Fawad says he was a victim of racist bullying and was far from the star kid at school. "The idea of brown people and white people didn't mix too well. Like white bread, brown bread, just didn't go together," Fawad said.

He added that he was bullied for being brown and also because he was a quiet, meek kid.

Fawad wasn't an ace student

Fawad is yet another example of high achievers in life that just didn't shine during their academic life.

"I actually don't know what I was doing at school, I pretty much day dreamed and slept my way through classes," he admitted.

The actor says he used to bunk his classes because he was acting in a sitcom and was simultaneously performing in the then super popular rock band Entity Paradigm (EP). Due to his diverse interests, his grades plummeted and he graduated as a 'C' grade student. But he says has no regrets!

He loves cartoons

"I'm still a very big fan of cartoons. I love watching cartoons in my spare time with my son."

He shared a hilarious anecdote of the time he wrote a line from a cartoon show on his test paper and was demoted to another section because teachers assumed he needed 'special attention'.

He said his passion for cartoons may have lead to him becoming an animator, but he ended up becoming a software engineer to please his father.

Is he embarrassed by Jutt and Bond?

Anyone who remembers the sitcom will agree that it wasn't Fawad's defining moment. "That sitcom was very embarrassing!" the star says with a laugh.

He was led on by *Reluctant Fundamentalist*

The Khoobsurat star who went up to bag a Filmfare was in line for Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist and said he waited for a whole year before he gave up. He said he was heartbroken but along came Khoobsurat and his big Bolly break!


Salman Khan Oct 14, 2015 04:09pm
Bullyed at school - Welcome to life Fawad. This world is unfortunately not a bed or roses. You need to get stronger and rich, or die trying to do that. there is no other way out
Helscream Oct 14, 2015 04:43pm
You seriously have to look into the definition of "high achievers"
truthspeaks Oct 14, 2015 04:47pm
every kid day dream at school and have slept in school, atleast i did the same and now i run my own multimillion company, i have no regrets, bullying made me strong and careful and mature at early age :)
Aurangzeb Niazi Miami Florida Oct 14, 2015 06:37pm
Fawad was always a good student, smiling bright face when ever I meat him with my son Shahzeb his class fellow & friend in Lahore Grammar School Wish him success in his life
Altaf Oct 14, 2015 07:51pm
Was he studying at Lahore FAST in his EP days?
Saira khan durrani Oct 14, 2015 08:35pm
Fawad ru bullied even now?
Ankit Oct 14, 2015 11:13pm
Fawad has similarities with pele, Raj kapoor etc.Raj kapoor first film was"Mera Naam Joker".
Syed Waqar Ali from Toronto Oct 15, 2015 04:04am
A very good actor. I hope he will keep the flag of Khan's high.
aslam shaikh Oct 15, 2015 09:26am
Awww how cute
Satnam Singh Oct 15, 2015 10:12am
This guy is NOT handsome. Hijda.
zakir Oct 15, 2015 12:41pm
@Ankit great bro, we all should learn from you how to love a pakistani.
Madhusudan Oct 15, 2015 01:23pm
Fawi u slept in the school but now dont sleep. Its competiative world. U will loose even if u slept for one minute more.
Namrah Oct 15, 2015 04:13pm
@Altaf Yes he was ! along with some other members of EP
First things first Oct 15, 2015 09:18pm
@Salman Khan Would you rather do every illegal thing in order to get rich? For fawad khan, I think he should come back to Pakistan and work in Pakistani dramas and industry, what is there is the semi-naked fake world of Bollywood? I seriously hate the stuff Bollywood is producing, really below PG rating
WAJU BABA Oct 16, 2015 10:33am
Bullying is part of every one's life , it makes you a lot stronger person even it enables you to learn a lot from those critics to be more patient and groomed, and off course there is no age limit to watch cartoons everyone has a child in them :).... Keep it up Fawad you rocks....