He's a sought after face for magazine covers, he rubs shoulders with all the big stars, the career-making producer Karan Johar is smitten with him, but Fawad Khan says he still feels threatened by the small contingent of Pakistani actors that are now finding work in Bollywood.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Fawad was asked what he thinks of the arrival of his Pakistani colleagues like Mahira Khan and Saba Qamar in Bollywood. He said, "I will be selfish to say, 'It is not an exciting time for me (laughs).' I don’t differentiate between sexes. So, I feel they are as much of a competition to me as any male actors."
The Kapoor & Sons star epitomised humility as he added, "I am happy, but I might just be a bit insecure, because I have been a mediocre representation of Pakistani talent. There is a wealth of talent back home. Seeing other Pakistani actors entering this market is a great feeling, and I wish them the very best in life. I think they will do much better than me."
While he claims that "offers are not pouring [in]" from Bollywood, he's said to have been approached for Salman Khan's film, Jugalbandi. But he refuses to confirm or deny this rumour. "Let’s just say that we have been in talks with a lot of people, maybe Jugalbandi is one of them. [...] I don’t like talking about anything until I haven’t penned it down on a piece of paper."
So far, Fawad's known projects are Pakistani films Albela Rahi and Maula Jutt remake.