Salman Khan Might Replace Fawad Khan In Karan Johar’s Next Film, ‘Raat Baaki’

Updated on 5 Sep, 2018 at 1:55 pm


Last year, Bollywood almost found its next star in the making, the man who was believed to be a complete package of acting and looks, Fawad Khan was giving tough competition to Bollywood newbies. However, people couldn’t take the fact that he is a Pakistani and so things started becoming worse for him. Right after the success of ‘Kapoor & Sons’ and before ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’there was a buzz about Fawad Khan doing his next Dharma Productions venture with none other than Katrina Kaif.

It was said that the film will be directed by newcomer Aditya Dhar and will be titled ‘Raat Baaki’. The film was supposed to go on floors in November of 2016. However, if recent reports are to be believed, it is expected that Karan Johar might rope in Salman Khan to replace Fawad as the lead opposite Katrina Kaif.

Fawad Khan during a photoshoot


As per a report,

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. Hence the filmmaker was keen to rope in Salman. The script is being reworked for Dabangg Khan and to make the character more suitable to him. The pre-production work on the film has begun.


Fawad’s nuanced and mature performance in the romantic drama ‘Kapoor and Sons’ was well appreciated. He was last seen in Karan Johar’s highly discussed ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The timing was unfortunate for him, cultural diplomacy between India and Pakistan was truly at a crucial stage.

This finally led to a series of debates and discussion, the effect of which ultimately resulted in the actor’s disappearance from Bollywood. Since then, Fawad has remained in Pakistan and away from the limelight. The ban against all Pakistani artists working in the film industry, post the Uri attacks, has forced the actor to stay grounded on home soil.

However, his fans have been keeping tabs on him. As per some reports, Fawad is now busy shooting for his upcoming Pakistani flick ‘Maula Jatt’ directed by Bilal Lashari. Recently, Fawad’s friend Mikaal Zulfiqar, shared a picture with him. From the picture, it seems that Fawad has buffed up for this role.

Fawad Khan with his friend in a gym


Well, hope for things to become better always exists. People have remained Fawad’s fans majorly because of his looks, the fact that he is a good and sophisticated actor cannot be denied.