Fawad Afzal Khan (born 29 November 1981) is a Pakistani actor, producer, screenwriter, model, judge, and singer.
Having received several awards including a Filmfare Award, three Lux Style Awards, and six Hum Awards, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary actors hailing from Pakistan.
The work he did in Bollywood.
In the year 2014, Fawad Khan made his Bollywood debut with Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor. The film is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Post Khoobsurat’s success, Fawad Khan became the talk of the town and was cast alongside Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Rishi Kapoor in the 2016 hit Kapoor & Sons.
The movie and Fawad’s performance received immense critical acclaim. Later, in the year, he was also seen in a cameo in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Awards and nominations.
Fawad Khan was nominated for best supporting actor for Kapoor&sons in the year 2017 and won best debut actor for Khoobsurat in the year 2015. He also won the award for the most beautiful man of the year at the vogue beauty awards in the year 2015.
Fawad Khan was banned from Bollywood.
For those who do not know, after the Uri attack in 2016, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association banned Pakistani artists from working in Indian films. Post the Pulwama terror attack in 2019, the All Indian Cine Workers Association announced a total ban on Pakistani artists. Since then, Fawad and other artists from across the border have been away from Bollywood. Now Fawad has opened up it.
Fawad Khan on working in Hollywood.
“The actor is headed to Hollywood and has joined the biggest international franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). There were rumors that he has been roped in to play a part in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel.
In a recent interview with Film Companion, Fawad was asked if he has joined MCU, to which he replied in affirmative. He said, “I can’t deny that or lie about it because they have put out the news themselves.”
While he didn’t reveal anything about the character he is playing in the show, he did share his experience of working on it. He stated, “It’s a wonderful experience, it was good fun. The cast that I worked with, the people that I worked with, it was good fun, but I am sorry, I cannot say anything more than that at this point.”
Fawad Khan isn’t the only South Asian actor in Ms. Marvel. Bollywood actor Mohan Kapur will be seen playing lead character Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel’s father.
It has also been rumored that Farhan Akhtar too is a part of the show. However, he had played coy and gave a cryptic response when asked about his involvement in the show. He had told Eastern Eye, “Well, I have read that too, that’s all I can say.”
Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani in the lead role. The show is slated to release on Disney+ Hotstar in India in the summer of 2022.”- Mensxp
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