Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan made a hit pair in the 2014 film, Khoobsurat. The film marked Fawad Khan’s debut in Bollywood and earned the actor a loyal fan base not only in Pakistan but in India as well. Fawad Khan’s character Vikram Singh Rathore was appreciated for his suave personality and sophistication. Whether it was the characterization or Fawad Khan’s personal touch to the character, Vikram Singh Rathore, became an icon in a female centric film.
However, five years after Khoobsurat’s success, producer Anil Kapoor recently revealed that no Bollywood male actor wanted to play the lead in the film. While talking to ANI, Anil Kapoor shared that they faced a lot of problems while casting a male lead for the film as nobody was ready. Khoobsurat was a female centric film, revolving around a orthopedic Milli Chakraboty,
Anil Kapoor added that all leading men from the industry refused to do the film. “We still kept looking for an apt actor and Rhea (Kapoor; co-producer) told me about Fawad Khan and showed me some of his work,” stated Anil Kapoor further.
Anil Kapoor states that his production house and daughter Rhea are doing a great work producing women centric films. Anil Kapoor’s production house Anil Kapoor Film Co Pvt Ltd has earlier produced female-centric films like Aisha (2010) and Veere De Wedding (2018), both of which have received good reception at the box office.