Fawad Khan is undoubtedly the most successful Pakistani actor across the borders. After winning hearts with his striking performance in Kapoor & Sons, the star was set to give the Indian actors a run for their money. However, seems like Bollywood has no plans to uplift the ban on Pakistani celebrities working in India.
Last year, a news surfaced that Fawad will be starring in Dharma Productions’ next venture opposite Katrina Kaif. The film titled Raat Baaki will be directed by Aditya Dhar under the banner of Karan Johar Films.
It was earlier reported that Fawad Khan will be replaced by Saif Ali Khan in the upcoming venture, however recent reports suggest that Karan Johar has plans of signing Salman Khan, replacing the Pakistani heartthrob opposite Katrina Kaif.
A source told DNA, “While KJo’s next directorial will be with Ranbir Kapoor, he wants to produce a film with Salman and Katrina in the lead as he finds their chemistry sizzling. Earlier, the same film was to star Pakistani actor Fawad Khan along with Katrina, but with the ban on Pakistani actors during Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, that is not happening.”
He further added, “Hence, the film-maker was keen to rope in Salman. The script is being reworked for Dabangg Khan, to make the character more suitable to him. The pre-production work on the film has begun.”