I was heartbroken; waited a year for The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Fawad Afzal Khan


I was heartbroken; waited a year for The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Fawad Afzal Khan

The man who has charm and charisma effortlessly exuding out of him, Fawad Afzal Khan reveals that he was in consideration for the role in Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, but it didn’t happen and he was heartbroken.

On Look Who’s Talking Season 2, Fawad spoke at lengths about how he had to come and meet producers but after 26/11 things went back into the freezer.

He also revealed, “I came across this film where I was supposed to audition for. And that went on for a whole year. I wasn’t led on. (Pauses) Yeah! OK! I was led on for almost a year. I thought that I’d be a part of it some way or the other. So it was for this film called Reluctant Fundalmentalist. It was under consideration for like a whole year. Towards the end of the year, I suddenly realized that it was not working out. It was not gonna happen. I was heartbroken. I had waited a whole year and I parked my career aside to a film I thought I was gonna do it right. That’s when I got into TV with a vengeance.”

With Zindagi Gulzar Hai already a hit in India before Khoobsurat’s release, Fawad won hearts in a jiffy and has a euphoria of female fan-dom ever since.