Fawad Khan has stepped into the shoes of Saif Ali Khan for Salman Khan’s home production Jugalbandi.
Fawad Khan, who was last seen in Shakun Batra’s Kapoor and Sons, has bagged another meaty role. The 34-year-old actor will essay the role of a musician in Sameer Sharma’s Jugalbandi. Buzz has it that Fawad wasn’t the first choice for the film and it was only after Saif Ali Khan opted out of the film that Fawad was roped in for the role.
According to a report in DNA, Saif was supposed to play a musician based in London, and Anil Kapoor to essay a parallel lead in the film. The film is said to be produced under Salman Khan’s home banner, SKF.
But the latest buzz has it that Saif has opted out of the film. In fact with time Saif has gained the reputation of an actor who walks out of films more than signing them. The 45-year-old actor has already received a signing amount of Rs 1.5 crore which he will have to return to the producers.
And with Saif moving out of the film, the makers have found their perfect musician in Fawad Khan. It is a known fact that Fawad was a part of a rock band Entity Paradigm and the role completely suits him.
It is for the first time that Fawad will share screen space with Anil Kapoor. The Dil Dhadakne Do actor will essay the role of a senior music teacher in the film. Jugalbandi revolves around their friendship and how they later fall out due to ego issues. It would be quite interesting to see their jugalbandi on the 70mm.