'Your female fans will run away': Shakun Batra joked with Fawad about playing a gay man

Published 27 Apr, 2016 02:41pm

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The Kapoor & Sons director admitted both he and Fawad were nervous about reactions to Fawad's character in the film

The Kapoor & Sons director admitted both he and Fawad were nervous about reactions to Fawad's character
The Kapoor & Sons director admitted both he and Fawad were nervous about reactions to Fawad's character

Fawad Khan was nervous about playing a gay character in Kapoor & Sons; we've learned it straight from his director's mouth.

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In an interview with Filmfare, director Shakun Batra confirmed that both he and Fawad were concerned about reactions to his character, who comes out to his family in the film.

“There were a lot of jokes between Fawad and me about his homosexual character. I used to say, ‘Bro! Your career is over. People are going to f****ng hate you. You have a female fan following, that will just run away’. We used to laugh and use the humour to cover up our nervousness.”

Luckily, that wasn't the case!

Batra says he was glad to discover that “People won’t just pay for stupid entertainment; they’ll also pay to connect with a story and its characters.”

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