WEB DESK: With Kapoor and Sons turning out to be a blockbuster, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan recently revealed in an interview how scared he was to be playing a homosexual in the movie.
In a recent press conference, the whole cast of the movie and producer Karan Johar showed up to talk about the movie, Pinkvilla reported.
“There was a time people used to get uncomfortable during intimate scenes. Slowly they got used to it. And I believe people will start getting used to this as well. Audience loved the film and this is a welcoming note,” Fawad said, adding that “there should be nothing really shocking about homosexuality.”
The Pakistani heartthrob believes that people will gradually get used to “this as well’, reports IANS.
“I am so happy with the response of the film back there. I was a little hesitant to play this role initially but in the due course of time, I convinced myself to play this role with bravery,” revealed Fawad.
“This film has taught me a lot. Earlier, I was worried about audience’s reaction. But I have such a wonderful team that it paid off. The way Kapoor & Sons dealt with homosexuality is amazing,” he said.
Lauding Fawad’s amazing performance, producer Karan Johar could not hold back the praise he had for the actor and applauded him for playing the role brilliantly.
“His energy in ‘Kapoor & Sons’ is so magnetic. I have to say that he took up a role which many actors were worried to do, but it takes a brave man to play a brave part and brave part to make a brave film,” Karan said at the press conference of ‘Kapoor & Sons’.
Previously, before the release of Kapoor & Sons, when asked if there was a gay character in the film, Fawad told DNA, “I think everybody is gay, na? They say that everyone is somewhere gay. Whatever has been on that note about the film, I would like to address it. First of all, this movie is not about sexuality, not about love triangles. There’s a lot of misconception among the audiences about what it’s supposed to be and how it’s going to shock people. But having said that, if there was a role of a gay character, I don’t think there’s anything wrong in it.”
Helmed by Shakun Batra and produced by Dharma Productions, the film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapoor.