Well-known Indian movie critic and leisure journalist Rajeev Masand beforehand claimed that the actor is presently searching for alternatives in Hollywood.
Writing in his column in Open Magazine, the writer alleged, “In light of the fact that there just haven’t been too many good enough film roles coming his way in Pakistan — not to mention any hopes of a promising career in Hindi films went up in smoke after the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy last year — it appears Fawad Khan may be headed for the United States in pursuit of quality work.”
He went on to add, “Reportedly, the 35-year-old star has confided in friends and former collaborators in Mumbai that he is exploring his options in the West; he’s already signed on with an agent in Hollywood and has begun reading scripts.”
“He is believed to have told friends that he doesn’t see much of a challenge in continuing to work in tele-serials back home, and will move to Los Angeles as soon as he’s zeroed in on his first project,” wrote Masand.
However there is more to it, according to sources Fawad Khan is seeking Karan Johar’s advice and his inspiration appears to be Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra.
“Although Fawad was initially skeptical of the idea, Karan told Fawad the cultural stereotypes of Asians playing cab drivers and terrorists had changed after Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood innings. That’s when Fawad got interested,” says the source. Priyanka, according to the report, will be showing Fawad around in Hollywood.
“This is all new to Fawad. He never wanted to step out of his comfort zone. He will now move ahead to explore options in the West,” says a close friend of his. And he isn’t only one from the region to consider a career in Hollywood. Source also alleges that Fawad’s colleague Mahira Khan is also exploring her options in the West.