Media-shy Ranbir Kapoor is ever so nonchalant and well spoken when it comes to interviews or engaging with the public. He is far from active on social media, unlike his somewhat controversial father, who indulges in the odd racist tweet here or there. Recently, Ranbir was asked by ARY News about what he thought about his father’s tweets, to which he gave a dignified response, explaining why his father posts in the manner that he does.
There has been an unfortunate wave of crossfire between India and Pakistan, what with members of the Indian fraternity speaking out against casting Pakistani actors in their films, amidst terror attacks that have gripped the former nation
Ranbir Kapoor recently spoke out about Fawad Khan, whom he briefly worked with in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Ranbir Kapoor expressed how ‘unfortunate’ it was that Fawad had to ‘bear the brunt’ of political controversy between the two countries
“He is someone who I admire and I also connected to him as a friend,” Ranbir said. Fawad was cast in a cameo in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was his slightly bijou role as Anushka’s love interest.
Director Karan Johar chimed in on all the controversy that spewed tensions between India and Pakistan and said that banning Pakistani artists is no solution to terrorism
A few months later, however, Karan was forced to retract his statement and vowed to never work with Pakistani actors in the future
This came as a startling and disappointing announcement given how much work he had given Fawad Khan under his celebrated banner. The director had been keen to cast Fawad, especially after ‘Kapoor & Sons.’
Ranbir went on to praise Fawad, saying, “I’m a big admirer of Fawad Khan, I’d love to do a film with him”.
“I would love to do a film with him where we can share screen space for a longer time” He applauded Fawad’s talent too and said it was “kind enough to do it as it was like a guest appearance.’
It came as a pleasant surprise when Ranbir mentioned that Rishi Kapoor is also a fan of Fawad, especially after ‘Kapoor & Sons,’ with whom the Pakistani actor had worked with
Fawad was lauded for his breathtaking performance as closeted homosexual guy, Rahul Kapoor, in Kapoor & Sons – a much meatier role than his previous Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
‘Kapoor & Sons’ was Fawad’s last Bollywood film
We hope all tensions between India and Pakistan fizzle, and respected fraternity veterans from both sides of the border merge together, constructing a sturdy foundation for both the Pakistani and Indian film Industry.
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