Ahsan and Fawad started their showbiz career in Pakistan together and they both have become popular in India, thanks to their stints on TV shows 'Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar' and 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai'.

Fawad has also bagged his debut project in Bollywood and will be seen in Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Khoobsurat'."We started our career together in Pakistan and we are the leading actors there. I am happy that Fawad has become so popular in India and bagged a good project. I don't feel that one should be jealous of it. Making a place in such a popular film industry is a big thing for all of us. He is equally popular in Pakistan," Ahsan told PTI over phone from Karachi.

In 'Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar', Ahsan is playing the male protagonist on the Zindagi show. His character is of a gullible person who is easily manipulated. Ahsan says he does not relate to the character in real life and had a small tiff with the makers before starring in it.

"In reality, I am completely a different person. It was a tough character to play because he is too vulnerable at times. My character Umer is rich but he is a simple man, who can be easily manipulated by his lover and friends. There were no variations in the character and I had a small fight with my makers initially regarding that but we sorted it out."

Ahsan's debut Bollywood film 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish' is yet to release. The Deepti Naval directed film was screened at various film festivals. "Deeptiji and I met at a film festival in New York. At that time she was deciding on the cast of the film and she offered me a role in her movie. I play one of the male leads in the films. I have no clue when the film is releasing," he said.

The actor wants to star in more Bollywood films now and he has a wish-list of favourite directors including Prabhu Deva, Zoya Akhtar and Imtiaz Ali.

"When I will come next to India, I am definitely going to meet Prabhu Deva. He is a maverick filmmaker. He makes such entertaining films and all of them are superhit in Pakistan. Apart from Prabhu Deva, I want to work with Imtiaz (Ali) and Zoya (Akhtar). Zoya's 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' is a hit among youth here," he said.

 

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