KARACHI: Fawad Khan has not only won hearts in Pakistan but has been sweeping off fans from their feet in the neighbouring India as well.
In an interview with an Indian news outlet, the 34-year-old actor said it “would be great” if Pakistani films started releasing in India.
“We (Pakistanis) have been working on films and have been actively looking for talent from the Indian film industry to work with in Pakistani movies.”
“The exchange of talent is increasing slowly. I would like an active exchange of movies too,” the Kapoor & Sons actor said.
“The Indian film industry has been around for more than 100 years now. So, it has far more credibility than the Pakistani film industry,” Fawad said, adding the Pakistani film industry has “witnessed a demise of sorts over the last 30 years”.
“Now, the Pakistani film industry is getting back on its feet,” he said.
The actor asserted he is doing as much as he can for this cinematic exchange. “And it is not just me. Film-makers such as Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, and actors such as Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, have all been trying to work across the border,” he said.
“It will take some time, and hopefully, I will be one of the first ones [to witness that change firsthand],” the Khoobsurat actor added.
Fawad will be seen in Karan Johar’s upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, also starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anuskha Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Pakistani actor Imran Abbas will also be seen in a cameo role in the movie.