Fawad Khan joined Khoobsurat because no one wanted to work with me, says Sonam Kapoor

Fawad Khan joined Khoobsurat because no one wanted to work with me, says Sonam Kapoor

I had to get Fawad from Pakistan and look what happened, he became a huge star, she continued.
01 Jul, 2019

Sonam Kapoor is the reason Fawad Khan got his big break in Bollywood...because no one else wanted to work with her.

In an interview with Filmfare, Kapoor spoke about her career in Bollywood, revealing that her preference of female-centric movies led to male actors refusing to work with her.

"I can’t explain how difficult it was to make Aisha. Do you know how much effort it took to make Khoobsurat? No hero wanted to work with me because it was called Khoobsurat. I had to get Fawad Khan from Pakistan. And look what happened. Fawad became a huge star. He had the confidence."

Can we just say kudos to Fawad Khan for not being hesitant towards a movie with a female lead? That was just very khoobsurat of him.

Sonam has also strived to feature in films that opt for a non-stereotypical representation and portrayal of female characters. From Khoobsurat to Raanjhanaa, Sonam has been known for playing feisty female characters unlike the usual docile portrayal of women in Bollywood.

Sonam did go on to open up about her career in Bollywood, mentioning that despite the tag of nepotism, she worked hard for every movie she’s worked in.

"Initially, when I came in the industry, everyone said she’s born with a silver spoon, they alleged nepotism, etc. They didn’t know that I had auditioned for Saawariya (2007), I had auditioned for Delhi 6 (2009) and that I’ve auditioned for every film I’ve worked in. I just was able to have the initial meeting. That was it,” said the actor.

Here’s hoping Sonam stands firm on her beliefs and continues to work in feature films that engage in social commentary.


Leo Jul 01, 2019 04:39pm
She is a useless actor. No talent. Known for her dresses and posing for cheap tabloids.
Zak Jul 01, 2019 05:27pm
Fawad to good for her.
JawAd Jul 01, 2019 05:31pm
A Pakistani a - lister for a Bollywood b - lister making a movie for herself seems rather arrogant to me . Fawad is worth more than what his Bollywood success shows and is national pride material.
SONAMIKA Jul 01, 2019 05:57pm
Does she not know that it takes forever -- a lifetime -- to get that 'initial meeting'. How dumb can she be
Vinay Jul 01, 2019 07:46pm
Sonam Kapoor is simply incompatible with other stars that it really takes a great deal of determination for others to work alongside her, not that beautiful anyway or good looking, just a star kid with over the roof arrogance and posing for cheap newspaper cutouts. Fawad is simply too much for her.
N abidai Jul 01, 2019 09:32pm
Love this film, it is very good film. Timing is everything , if this film had come out after Kapoor and son, it would have become a hit film. The chemistry between sonam and fawad was awesome . Loved to have seen another film with these two artists!
Pak-UK Jul 02, 2019 01:00am
Fawad was already a established star before that movie.
Kant Jul 02, 2019 02:44am
She trashes the nepotism label just like that, and, at the same time stating that it is just initial meeting. It shows arrogance and misplaced ego in failing to realize that it is the very "initial meeting" that so many talented artists, without the 'napotic' connection, fail to get.
Sabir Punjabi Jul 02, 2019 02:54am
Everybody loved Fawad Khan in khoobsurat hardly anyone cared about Sonam Kapoor instead they called her acting over acting in Khoobsurat.
oldhabibian Jul 02, 2019 10:14am
Come on guys!!! Give credit where it is due. She is a person who breaks norms, knows her limitations and accepts her shortfalls, case in point her acceptance of her skin problem and being forthright about it whereas no other actress from partition on has not even hinted about it. She worked with a Pakistani actor whereas other boycott and complain. Shahrukh even deleted scenes fearing a backlash from hardcore hindu's. At least this Pakistani votes for her.
Tayyab Jul 02, 2019 12:06pm
I never understood why people hate those who they think are not talented. Come on no one force you to watch anything. Grow up
Saira Jul 03, 2019 02:05am
Wait...what???? Movie name khubsoorat... make Fawad a huge actor..? Behen he was already super hit in Pakistan since he joined EP then did humsafar. ...
And also Jul 03, 2019 11:47pm
Fawad - big star in India? He just worked in 2 movies (besides the cameo in ADHM) and both time in roles that no one else wanted. How does that make him a big star. Did he work in any movie that made 100 crore in India? No.
Shamrez khan Jul 04, 2019 03:06pm
Fwad khan nd sonam is good lookin