Fawad Khan still in talks for 'Battle of Bittora'

Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has revealed he is yet to read the final draft of the Sonam Kapoor-starrer 'Battle of Bittora', contrary to media reports that he had turned down the film.

Fawad Khan
Fawad Khan

Fawad made his Bollywood debut opposite Sonam in 2014 film "Khoobsurat".

The 34-year-old actor said he has high regards for the "Neerja" star and her sister Rhea ('Khoobsurat' producer') and he is open to working in "Battle of Bittora", which is based on Anuja Chauhan's novel of the same name.

"I have lots of love and respect for the Kapoors, Sonam and Rhea, they are like family. The first draft was there but they were wanting to revisit the draft. But by the time that happened Sonam was already doing 'Neerja'. I was also committing to other things," Fawad told PTI in an interview.

It was reported that Fawad was uncomfortable with a few intimate scenes in the script. Both parties tried working it out, but the actor reportedly decided that he doesn't want to be a part of the project.

The 34-year-old actor, however, said it was just an issue of "time-lines" of the actors not matching and he is yet to read the updated draft of the film.

"It was more of a matter of time-lines not being able to match than anything else. So 'Battle of Bittora' is something we are yet to sit down and talk. I am yet to hear the updated draft of the film," he added.

It was also being said Farhan Akhtar, who has worked with Sonam in "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", would replace Fawad.

Fawad said he is not the only actor who is being considered for the role.

"They are also looking at other actors. I am not the only option so let's see what happens. It's an interesting story though."

He will be next seen in "Kapoor and Sons", which also stars Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah.

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