A production of Anil Kapoor films company, Khoobsurat was released in 2014 and was directed by Anil Kapoor and his daughter Rhea Kapoor. The film which also starred Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor as the female lead was rejected by all Bollywood male actors.
While in a conversation with ‘India Today’, the Indian actor and producer Anil Kapoor stated that the filmmakers faced a lot of issues while casting for the male lead in Khoobsurat.
“Nobody was ready to do it. All the leading men had refused to do the film. We still kept looking for an apt actor and Rhea (Kapoor) told me about Fawad Khan and showed me some of his work,” says Anil while talking to India Today.
Well of course… Fawad Khan is the leading actor in Pakistani Entertainment Industry and has produced some major hit dramas that are popular worldwide. Some of Fahad’s super hits include Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Dastaan and a telefilm Behadd.
Anil further tells the story about how Fawad Khan was reached out. Anil’s daughter and co-producer of the film Rhea Kapoor asked Fawad Khan to give an audition and they immediately liked it.
Fawad plays the role of Yuvraj Vikram Singh Rathore, the prince in the romantic comedy-drama film and he was very much praised for his work in Khoobsurat and in no time became the fans favourite even across the border.