Karan Johar lauds ‘brave’ Fawad Khan for ‘Kapoor & Sons’

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Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose production “Kapoor & Sons” was released last week, is impressed with actor Fawad Khan for taking up the role of a homosexual in the film.

“His energy in ‘Kapoor & Sons’ is so magnetic. I have to say that he took up a role which many actors were worried to do, but it takes a brave man to play a brave part and brave part to make a brave film,” Karan said at the press conference of “Kapoor & sons”.

Fawad said that he shed his initial apprehensions about the role, all thanks to the “wonderful team” he worked with.

“This film has taught me a lot. Earlier, I was worried about audience’s reaction. But I have such a wonderful team that it paid off. The way ‘Kapoor & Sons’ dealt with homosexuality is amazing,” Fawad said.

The Pakistani actor believes that slowly, people will get used to “this as well.”

“There was a time people used to get uncomfortable during intimate scenes. Slowly they got used to it. And I believe people will start getting used to this as well. Audience loved the film and this is a welcoming note,” he said, adding that “there should be nothing really shocking about homosexuality”.

Helmed by Shakun Batra and produced by Dharma Productions, the film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapoor.

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