The tension between India and Pakistan increased over the recent Uri attacks and the surgical strikes in Pakistan which led in banning the Pakistani actors in India and also banning Indian movies in Pakistan. It seems that despite so much rift between the two nations, Fawad Khan is still Karan Johar’s favourite. The two worked in Kapoor and Sons and are also coming up with their upcoming release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

The director also admitted recently that he would prefer Fawad Khan over Ranbir Kapoor and he also gave the reason for it. In a chat session with Neha Dhupia, KJo was asked who his favourite of the two actors was from his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The ace filmmaker replied, “I am going to go with Fawad.” “He’s the new novelty and Ranbir knows I am going to go with Fawad,” said the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director. Karan also revealed that he thought subjectively when it came to Fawad.

Earlier, KJo even said that banning the Pakistani artistes is not the solution to the ongoing war between both the nations. Responding to this statement, Indian singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya took a pot-shot at Karan and called him Mrs. Karan Johar Khan on micro-blogging site Twitter for his love towards the Pakistani artistes.

With picking Fawad over Ranbir, we wonder how the latter will be reacting to it. Well, keeping this aside, Karan Johar is gearing up for his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The film is slated to release on Diwali 2016 and will be locking horns with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay.

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