See who treplaced Fawad Khan

Source- The Indian source

Just days before, it was a merry-making time for the fans of Fawad Khan. Reports had surfaced that Karan Johar had picked the Pakistani actor instead of his favourite,Shah Rukh Khan, as the first guest on the upcoming season of Koffee With Karan. But all hell broke lose when Fawad and other Pakistani artists found themselves under fire after the Uri attack and MNS asking them to leave India. Whether or not this can be cited as the reason, but now we hear that Karan has gone back to SRK to open the sixth season of his celebrity chat-show. Shah Rukh will be appearing on the episode with Alia Bhatt to promote their upcoming film Dear Zindagi.

Yes, Fawad has been dropped as its first guest! Fawad had become the apple of Karan Johar’s eyes ever since his performance in Dharma film, Kapoor & Sons that went on to become one of this year’s biggest hits. So much was Fawad’s ever-increasing fan following that the screen time of his guest appearance in Karan’s upcoming directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was increased and Fawad even found place in the film’s promos and songs.

Next we heard that he has also been signed with Katrina Kaif for Dharma’s next. But, following the recent Uri attack, and MNS on Friday giving a 48-hour warning to all Pakistani artists to leave India, things took a U-turn. MNS went on to directly target Karan and SRK, who have their upcoming projects lined up with Pakistani stars Fawad and Mahira Khan respectively. Even yesterday a MNS leader said, “We dare Karan. Let him take a Pakistani artist, see what we will do then.”

This, despite Karan saying that banning the Pakistani actors is no solution to terrorism. Of course, we can guess he just cannot pull out from his films with Fawad due to the amount of money riding on the big actor. But, it looks like behind-the-scenes, the filmmaker wants to keep it safe for sometime and refrain from promoting Fawad in any manner. The political backlash maybe the point of concern behind the entire change in plan for Koffee With Karan 6, but, some reports also hint at another reason.

Apparently, Fawad is expecting his second child next month, and his wife will deliver around the same time when the show goes on air. We are awaiting further confirmation.

 

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