Pakistani actor Fawad Khan says as much as he is excited about his hit TV drama 'Humsafar' premiering on Indian television, he is also nervous about audience's reaction to the show and hopes it lives up to the hype surrounding it.
The 23-episode drama is touted as the highest-rated Pakistani TV serial ever and has acquired a fan-following in the country. The serial also received praise for Fawad's performance and his on-screen chemistry with co-star Mahira Khan. "I have seen the promos of 'Humsafar' on Zindagi and I am thankful to all those who have loved the show before and who are waiting for it now becuase the show is special to me. But I am also scared about its outcome here, I just hope it fares well and people like it. I have mixed feelings about it," Fawad told PTI.
The 32-year-old actor is making his Bollywood debut with upcoming Sonam Kapoor-starrer 'Khoobsurat', which is the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1980 film of the same name. Fawad, who has already charmed the Indian audience with his performance in Pakistani TV show 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', says though the drama has given him a fan base here, it has also put the pressure of fans' expectations.
It is true that 'ZGH' has given me a foot-hold in the industry and people like me before my film has released. This is an advantage but it can be a disadvantage too because now people expect a certain performance from me. So, that adds to the pressure. I just hope they like me in 'Khoobsurat' as much as they liked me in the show," Fawad said.
Khoobsurat, directed by debutant Shahshank Ghosh and produced by Anil Kapoor will release on September 19, this Friday.