India has chosen. 20.3 lakh votes have been cast. And Fawad Khan made the no. 3 spot in Times 50 Most Desirable Men of 2014.
With Virat Kohli and Hrithik bagging the first and second positions, Fawad Khan landed the third position beating Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh on the list. Fawad Khan entered Bollywood last year and has since made everyone go gaga over his good looks and acting skills.
The singer-turned-actor has already landed two films in Bollywood since his debut Khubsoorat in 2014. One is Shakun Batra’s Mr. Chalu in which he will star alongside the beautiful Priyanka Chopra and the other is Karan Johar’s Kapoor and Sons opposite Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.
Rumour has it that the Pakistani actor might be starring alongside Sonam Kapoor yet again. The film will be based on an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller, Battle for Bittora. The story has been pegged as ‘a political drama with a romantic spin’, and Fawad’s role will not be far from the one he played in Khubsoorat. According to Times of India, a source close to the development said, “The screenplay has been locked. It showcases an interesting conflict between two diametrically opposite characters.”
The book on which the film is based, tells the story of a dapper royal who decides to enter politics. He is pitted against his childhood sweetheart who is forced by her ambitious grandmother to dump a high-flying job and contest against him in the elections. The film explores the power dynamics between these two even as old passions reignite. The source added, “Sonam will be traditionally styled, seen in cotton sarees favoured by our politicians.”
The film will commence in June, after Sonam and Fawad wrap up her respective films, Neerja and Kapoor and Sons.
Fawad joined KJo and the Kapoor and Sons gang in Mumbai on Saturday to start the shoot of the film. Karan Johar could barely contain his excitement and tweeted that the shoot for his film is to commence soon: