Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor attended the Beating Retreat ceremony to promote their film 'Khoobsurat'.
Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor. Pic/Kaushik Thanekar
The presence of the celebrities last evening here not only brought smiles to the faces of Indian soldiers but also to their Pakistani counterparts who were equally excited to have a glimpse of them.
Sonam, 29, and the 32-year-old Pakistani actor shook hands with Pakistani Rangers and also exchanged pleasantries.
"I have Pakistani blood in veins. My nanaji and dadaji were from Peshawar province of Pakistan. I would love to go to Pakistan once. "Today, I even told our soldiers to let me cross the border, but they did not let me do that as I don't have a visa. I am keen to visit Karachi, Sindh and Peshawar where my ancestors lived. I want to do a lot of shopping in Pakistan," Sonam told reporters here.
Fawad, who was surrounded by his female fans, wished for warmer relations between the two countries. "I am here from Pakistan and watching my own people across the border gave me a different, unexplainable feelings.
I strongly wish for nice and warm relations between India and Pakistan. It's the right time to bridge the gap of communication as film industry on both sides have lot of similarities," he said.
Kirron Kher, who is playing a pivotal part in the film, was also present with the actors. As media was busy to cover Soman and Fawad, Kher joked, "Ask me something, I am also here. I also would like to visit Pakistan with my co-stars."
Disney's 'Khoobsurat' releases tomorrow.