Hollywood replaced Fawad Khan with Riz Ahmed after leading the Pakistani actor on for a year

The story of The Reluctant Fundamentalist revolves around a young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street

Recently, actor Fawad Khan appeared in an interview with Zee Five and shared his disappointing experience with Hollywood.

During the interview, the actor confessed that he had been looking forward to acquiring a role in the Hollywood feature film – The Reluctant Fundamentalist – after he was led on for a year by the makers. However, Fawad Khan wasn’t chosen for the part,  even though he waited to be cast for a long period.

Here’s what happened

Reluctantly, Fawad Khan shared:

I came across “this” film where I was supposed to audition for “a” role; the audition went on for a whole year. I wasn’t led on. *Pause* Yeah! OK! I was led on for almost a year. I thought that I’d be a part of it some way or the other. So it was for this film called Reluctant Fundamentalist.

The actor further added:

The role was under consideration for like a whole year. Towards the end of the year, I suddenly realized that it was not working out. It was not gonna happen. I was heartbroken. I had waited a whole year and I parked my career aside to do a film I thought I was gonna do right. That’s when I got into TV with a vengeance.

Watch the full interview here:

Details about the Hollywood Movie

The Hollywood movie “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” released in 2012 and the role (Fawad Khan was looking forward to) was bagged by the Oscar-nominated actor, Riz Ahmed.

The story of The Reluctant Fundamentalist revolves around a young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street. During his pursuit, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. The political thriller drama film went on to win three awards for Best Narrative, Favorite World Feature, and Best Film in 2013.

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