Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Fawad Khan replaced with Saif. Karan Johar is reportedly planning to replace the face of Fawad Khan with that of Saif Ali Khan in his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Karan strongly opposed a ban on actors and singers from Pakistan. However, looks like his heart is not just where his mouth is: Karan Johar is reportedly planning to replace the face of Fawad Khan with that of Saif Ali Khan in his upcoming film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. He may also alter the onscreen nationalities of Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film.
Says a source, “Karan’s film releases on Diwali, but because of the anti-Pakistani wave that is sweeping through India right now, he is facing a dual dilemma — it is too late to replace Fawad, but his female leads play Pakistani women. So what he is planning to do is tweak the script a bit and work it in such a way that they are no longer Pakistani citizens, but belong to another country.”
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Fawad Khan plays a small but vital role in the movie which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Anushka and Aishwarya both play Pakistani inhabitants Saba and Alizeh, Karan also changed the nationality of both of them.