All this female attention makes me blush, says Fawad Khan

All this female attention makes me blush, says Fawad Khan

Fawad Khan dishes on intimate scenes, why he's scared of his father-in-law and the time he almost broke a TV screen
05 Mar, 2016

All eyes are on Fawad Khan, as he gears up for the release of his second Bolly flick, Kapoor & Sons.

In an interview with CNN-IBN, Fawad reflects on his fan following and its 'consequences' and what he will and won't do on screen.

Here are 7 things that stood out in the interview:

1. On the oodles of female attention he receives

"It makes me blush, it gets me pink in the face. I'm grateful for it." blushes again

2. On his wife and in-laws' take on his heartthrob status

"In front of my wife's father, for me to [acknowledge] that girls go crazy [after me]... "Wo baray rob walay aadmi hain, mujay unsay waisay hi darh lagta hai." (He's an intimidating man. I'm already quite scared of him.) So I just avoid [the topic]. He's served in the government, so I start asking him 'What going on in the country?' I start talking like a complete idiot, which I am. But that's my way of deflecting it."

3. On choosing Kapoor & Sons

"The best way to gauge a script is that when you pick it up, you don't put it down until it's finished. I read the Kapoor & Sons script in a half hour, forty five minutes. Not because I skimming through it... I read it like a book. By the end, I was blown away. I picked up the phone and said, 'This script is gold.'

I felt it was a departure from what I've been doing earlier. I like playing characters in the real world. I like to really experiment with costume too. But essentially I feel every [character I play] should be different in some way, the arc of the character should be different. In this case, it was massively different from what I've done in the past.

Plus, the subject matter... it's a very touching story, in a very real way, not a melodramatic way."

4. On intimate scenes

"[Intimacy on screen] is new for the Pakistani audience. People will watch [intimate scenes] at home. When you take your families [to cinemas]... it'll be difficult to explain [to the kids], because it's something that they haven't been exposed to for the longest time.

Obviously, they have certain constraints. Our censorship laws are very different, and that does sort of mould the minds of the audience."

5. On whether he'll kiss on screen

"Not for now. I feel my core audience that has brought me to where I am is not comfortable with it."

6. On nerve-wracking Pakistan-India cricket matches

"The 1996 match between Pakistan and India in Bangalore was the most nerve-wracking for me. I stopped watching after that. That loss for pakistan... I was about to break the television i think. I was crying, literally bawling.

My father said to my mother, "Is ki cricket ban kardo. is say sambhala nahi jata, is ko heart attack ho jaye ga." (Don't let him watch any more cricket. He can't handle it. He'll have a heart attack.) Yeah, so i was depressed.

It does get nerve wracking, but that's the whole spirit of competition. When you wake up the next day, it's a new day."

7. On Sonam, Alia, Anushka

"I worked with Sonam the longest and she was also my first Bollywood co-star. I'm more buddies with her with the rest of them. [Alia and Anushka] are also terrific people, full of energy."


Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 01:14pm
He must have had a very boring life.
Madhusudan Mar 05, 2016 01:36pm
Fawad is quite an innocent man.
Dr Fareeha Athar Mar 05, 2016 02:18pm
Good luck for your upcoming projects!
Mrs. Phannay Khan Mar 05, 2016 02:45pm
@Madhusudan Most men are innocent :)
prasant Mar 05, 2016 04:54pm
Fawad quite similar to Raj Kapoor.
shekhar Mar 05, 2016 04:57pm
great actor , look and person
ASAD Mar 05, 2016 05:46pm
one of rising star in a ASIA
Atif Mar 05, 2016 06:15pm
Gentlemen.. down to earth person.
Anwar Saeed, St.Louis, MO. USA Mar 05, 2016 06:56pm
I love to watch him in Pakistani dramas. He is one of my favorite actor.
khabboo Mar 05, 2016 08:41pm
@Cyrus Dowsn't seem boring to me. Just seems like a genuine good guy.
Sunil Mar 05, 2016 09:00pm
What Amitabh, Sharukh, Amir, Salman, Akshay, Hritikh, Ajay Devgan, has achieved, Fawad Khan has no ability to reach to their level.
irfan Mar 05, 2016 10:00pm
He was looking bit nervous and getting too much sweating on his forehead....
Just here Mar 06, 2016 07:35am
@Sunil .....fawad khan is Pakistani not Indian and this interview is about female fans following after fawad khan in India. This man has more female fans in India than in pakistan.
Mansoor Mar 06, 2016 10:26am
He is a gentleman for sure. A wonderful actor I've seen in Pakistan.. Love him a lot.
Strings Mar 06, 2016 11:55am
@Sunil FYI the same was said even to Amitabh and Shahrukh in their early days but they proved their metal with acting and hard work.
Skeptic Mar 06, 2016 02:36pm
And he's complaining? Millions want to be in his shoes, I'm sure!
aslam shaikh Mar 06, 2016 02:59pm
How cuuuuute.
aslam shaikh Mar 06, 2016 07:20pm
@aslam shaikh our present and next life will surely prosper if we get more 'role models' like him
Rejoice Mar 07, 2016 09:15am
@Sunil You cannot compare him at this early stage with big names in Bollywood. He is new in cinema. By the passage of time, yes, he will become a great great start. It is just following is the key to rise in film industry. He is known for being humble, down to earth and for his good acting. He has his own unique qualities as other stars.
Amused Audience Mar 07, 2016 03:21pm
@Sunil Just listen to what his interviewer is saying about his popularity in India. Isn't it the sign of being a successful actor? By the way, Bollywood is not the only place where he is restricted to showcase his talent. Pakistani cinema is on its revival path. He has already signed three movies in his native country. There definitely will be a time when he will establish himself as Shah Rukh Khan of Pakistani cinema.
imran riaz Mar 07, 2016 09:49pm
indeed you are a serious guy having attractive attitude this cheZZ i try to adopt love you keep it Up we always like you
imran riaz Mar 07, 2016 09:53pm
such a attractibe guy indeed!!