Fawad Khan is a terrific actor, says Karan Johar
"I hope Fawad Khan finds the best platform because he�s a terrific actor,� says director Karan Johar
Filmmaker and chat show host, Karan Johar at an event opened up about the phase he was in during the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He went through a tough time and said he “felt weak, vulnerable and victimised,” as the ban on Pakistani artists to work in Indian films brought his film under the scanner.
As per reports in Dawn, at the World Economic Forum, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid asked Karan about the ban and Fawad Khan. Karan Johar replied, “I’m trying to process how to answer that… You know what I went through. It was a tough time for me.”
"I have a great regard for talent and I have a great regard for Fawad Khan's talent which is why he's been in two of our films. The circumstances... we don't know where we're heading, and I think all great actors should find the best platforms."
When Sharmeen expressed her desire to see the filmmaker and Fawad work together on the big screen again and create magic, Johar said, “Just like you, I hope Fawad Khan finds the best platform because he’s a terrific actor.”
He added, “Having said that, I never want to go through what I went through again. Neither the situation, the circumstances, nor the apology. None of that is what made me feel comfortable. I felt weak, vulnerable, victimised, and as a filmmaker I don't want to feel that. I just want to feel creatively liberated.”