Apart from all the political indifferences between the neighbouring countries India and Pakistan, there exists one bond that binds them together. Bollywood!
Pakistan has always been a major follower of Bollywood movies and stars. As a result of which many young talented artists are drawn to B-Town, forming a beeline, in search of fame and recognition.
Current heartthrob Fawad Khan, hailing from Karachi, got noticed for his mesmerising performances in the Pakistani soaps Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Humsafar. Brilliant acting skills topped with extreme good looks and a golden voice, Fawad tops the list of most wanted actors of Bollywood, today.
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His debut movie Khoobsurat with Sonam Kapoor, loaded him with several awards including a Filmfare, making him the first ever Pakistani actor to bag it. Playing a gay character in Karan Johar's Kapoor and Sons, Fawad proved what a sport he is, and how much he respects art. He was simply brilliant!
Equally talented and good-looking Pakistani rockstar, Ali Zafar, who debuted before Fawad, is still struggling to hang on in Bollywood. Getting noticed in his first film Tere Bin Laden, Ali's London Paris New York, Meri Brother Ki Dulhan, Chashme Baddoor and Kill Dil, did less for his career growth. With Shahrukh and Alia in his next, let's hope he gets what he wants...
Pakistani actresses, too, have tried their luck in Bollywood. Salma Agha (Nikaah), Zeba Bakhtiyar (Henna) from the past, enjoyed just a short-lived fame.
Recent, Mahira Khan, who rose to fame for her sensitive performance in the Pakistani soap Humsafar, is all set to awe us with none other than Shahrukh Khan, in her upcoming film, Raees.
Meekal Zulfikar (Baby), Mawra Hocane (Sanam Teri Kasam), Sara Loren (Murder 3) are a few other Pakistani actors who have debuted in Bollywood recently, and got noticed.
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Here's a list of Pakistani actors who charmed Bollywood:
Zindagi Gulzar Hai (Pakistani soap) star Fawad Afzal Khan from Karachi, rose to fame like fire. Thus, he was welcomed in Bollywood with open arms. Extreme good looks, brilliant acting, mesmerising voice, intensely romantic... pheww!!! Does B-town need anything more in a single package!! Hot cake!!
Imran Abbas is another TV artist from Pakistan trying his luck in Bollywood. Debuting in Creature 3D with Bipasha Basu, received mixed responses from the media for his performance.
Pakistani actress, Mahira, with an infectious smile, stole all our hearts for her breathtaking performance in Humsafar, a Pakistani soap. Result? Cost her a movie with Shahrukh Khan! Quite a leap!!
This young TV artist from Pakistan, grooved all of us with her innocent, sweet looks in the movie, Sanam Teri Kasam. Though the movie tanked, she still remains in our mind, isn't it?
Rockstar, actor, Ali Zafar from Karachi, is the one who is still baby-stepping in Bollywood, inspite of being seven movies old. He too, is good-looking, talented, sings well... Where does the problem lie then? ... Ali listening??
Pakistani actress and model Sara Loren made her presence felt in Bollywood as a seductress in Murder 3. Pairing up with Adhyayan Suman for her next romantic film Ishq Click, let's see whether her career takes her to paradise!
Less said the better, in literal terms, about this Pakistani actress and model Humaima Malick. She miserably failed to impress movie buffs in Raja Natwarlal co-starring kissing king Emraan Hashmi. Quite irritating she was, Agree?
Talented senior artist Javed Sheikh has featured in many Bollywood movies. Though his career graph seems moderate, he got a chance to work with Bollywood legends like Shahrukh in Om Shanti Om, Rishi Kapoor in Namaste London and Ranbir Kapoor in Tamasha. Respect!