The Pakistani heartthrob demanded a whopping sum of Rs. 2 crore to work in a Lollywood flick. Yeah, you heard me correct. Rs.2 crore!
Fawad first courted fame in Pakistan when he became the lead singer of the popular Pakistani rock band EP. later, he ventured into acting and became every girl’s favourite TV actor. Due to his boy-next-door persona and charming good looks, the audience was instantly drawn to him. The drama serial Humsafar made him into one of the biggest stars in Pakistan and established his reputation in India as a talented actor as well.
According to reports, soon as Fawad demanded the astronomical figure of 2 crores from a Pakistani director, the director chose to cast Mohammar Rana instead for an affordable Rs.2 lacs. Fawad’s recent success in India might have led him to ask for such a large amount as remuneration. Khoobsurat star acted alongside Sonam Kapoor and the movie was well received in India, along with Fawad’s acting. Not only that but Fawad was able to notch up a Filmfare award for Best Actor-Debut (Male). Bollywood rumors and gossip talks indicate that the handsome star might have successfully caught the eye of big name producers, directors and would sign high budget projects in the near future.
Another Pakistani actor who also started out as a musician and then ventured into Bollywood films is Ali Zafar. Initially after starring in a couple of low budget films such as Tere Bin Laden, Chashme Badoor and London, Paris, New York, Zafar starred in Kill Dill alongside Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Singh.
Fawad demanding a staggering amount to star in a Pakistani flick drew ire from certain quarters in the Lollywood fraternity. Pakistani artists were of the view that Fawad could benefit Pakistan’s film industry by starring in their movies instead of demanding staggering sums of money.