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We all knew Fawad Khan was adored across the border but who knew Ranbir Kapoor was so smitten with the Humsafar star as well!


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In conversation with news agency PTI, Kapoor who shared screen space with Fawad Khan in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil commented that it was “unfortunate” that the 35-year-old actor had to “bear the brunt” of the current political tension between India and Pakistan.

Ranbir added: “He’s someone who I admire and I also connected to him as a friend. I would love to do a film with him where we can share screen space for a longer time.

Fawad Khan made his debut in Bollywood in 2014 with Khoobsurat alongside Sonam Kapoor. When tensions between the two countries escalated as 17 soldiers were killed in a Uri terror attack in the confines of Jammu and Kashmir last year, several fronts sought a ban on Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood films ever since then. Due to the increasing crisis, a group of theater owners had also refused the screening of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor, co-starred with Fawad Khan in the 2016 flick Kapoor And Sons. The 34-year-old actor revealed that his parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, were also huge fans of Fawad Khan.

I loved his part in Kapoor And Sons. My parents are his fans. My mother is borderline obsessed with Fawad, she has been watching serials like ‘Humsafar’.”