Karan Johar prefers Fawad Khan over Ranbir Kapoor

Karan Johar has cast two of the hottest actors in his upcoming directorial ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ – Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan and Bollywood’s poster by Ranbir Kapoor. The filmmaker is already receiving a lot of flak for casting the ‘Khoobsurat’ actor, especially from a section of politicians.

However, Karan continues to admire Fawad and has even publicly admitted his preference for the Pakistani actor over Ranbir.

During a chat session with Neha Dhupia, the 44-year-old filmmaker was asked who was his favourite of the two actors in his upcoming romantic drama, to which Karan replied, “I am going to go with Fawad.”

Karan justified his preference and said, “He’s the new novelty and Ranbir knows I am going to go with Fawad.”

Meanwhile, in view of the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has imposed a ban on Pakistani actors working in Indian films, for the time being.

Fawad is in his home town Lahore and recently became a father for the second time. The actor and his wife Sadaf Khan were blessed with a baby girl on October 1. The couple already has a son named Ayaan.

‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ which also stars Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo, is set to release on October 28.