Fawad Khan. Not a one film wonder. Neither an export across the border who fades away after a while nor an actor to ignore. Beyond the ru...
I Would Take a Pillow to School, Sleep on Chairs & Wake up Only during Roll Call: Fawad Khan
Beyond the rugged looks, intense eyes which speak volumes and a deep baritone, Khan is well-versed with the language of TV, films, music and above all, the cross-culture art. Fawad is making a mark in the Bollywood space with Khoobsurat and the recently released Kapoor And Sons Since 1921. He is charming, suave and the deep-rooted tehzeeb makes Fawad an utterly attractive package. Not to forget, how he makes the womankind go weak in the knees. While many take the actor to be reticent or modest, the hottie loves to hold a good conversation.
In a tete-a-tete with a popular daily, Khan showed us the various shades to his persona and about his past days of being a rock star and rebel. Excerpts from the chat:
So did he ever imagine that he would be such a rage in India, with just his second film? “Not at all, and this is my humble self-speaking. I was not expecting an explosive response like this, and so much love and affection. It’s very touching and flattering at the same time. The audience might not fall in love with me as a star, but as long as they love the characters I play, I’m happy. Uske baad jo milta hai, it’s a bonus,” said Fawad.
Were you were a rebel during your college days? “Yes, I was a rebel and I used to wear my hair long (points to his shoulder). Those were my rock star days. At one point I was a rebel without a cause, just for the sake of it. I used to be a backbencher in class, but that was because I wanted to go to the university where most of my friends went to, especially my wife. And I had been coerced by my father to go to a university and study a curriculum which I wasn’t so excited about. That coupled with the fact that I found other like minded individuals in the campus made me a rebel. We were all into metal, rock and the underground band culture was thriving then. So, it became a bit of an escape for me, and I remember sometimes I would take a pillow to school. I would pull a couple of chairs together at the back, lie down and go to sleep and wake up only during roll call. I took pangas like that.Then I got into a rock band and we would perform underground gigs. It was a cool time to be growing up there,” shared Fawad.