Feroze Khan has had a super 2019; he picked up a Lux Style Award for his role in hit serial Khaani, he got critically acclaimed for his performance in Mehreen Jabbarâ€™s Dil Kya Karey and closest to his heart, he was blessed with a son, who he dotes on. Now, as the year inches towards its end, we see him gearing up for a bigger, better 2020. With rumours of films and television series rife, we caught up with Feroze to get the facts, straight from the source.
Youâ€™ve had a great year and 2020 promises to be just as exciting, professionally. I hear youâ€™ve got three films coming out. One is Tich Button, which youâ€™re already working on and apparently there are two more. Can you confirm?
Feroze Khan: Yes, it is looking like a busy year up ahead. I donâ€™t know when Tich Button is scheduled to release but weâ€™re going to Turkey on the 10th of this month for the completion of the film. The second Iâ€™ve signed is a Yasir Nawaz film. Itâ€™s a thriller and different than what all Iâ€™ve done before so Iâ€™m definitely looking forward to that. As for more details, Iâ€™ll let the producers release more information about the film. Itâ€™ll go on floors in January and will release in 2020. Thatâ€™s all I can tell you about this one. There are 8 films in the pipeline and Iâ€™m obviously not going to do them all, but I may sign on one more.
The other big news doing the rounds is that Humayun Saeedâ€™s role in Meray Paas Tum Ho was first offered to you. Why didnâ€™t you do it?
Feroze Khan: Yes, I was offered the role of Danish. I read the script and I loved the story. We were about to close the deal but I got to know that Humayun bhai was keen on doing it himself and I happily stepped aside. Iâ€™m glad I did because heâ€™s doing a fantastic job.
What do you say now, in retrospect of the writer, Khalil ur Rehman Qamarâ€™s misogynistic remarks?
Feroze Khan: I had heard so much about KRQ’s work that when I first met him I sat on the floor in front of him, out of respect. But he told me that I would never be able to be an actor. When I came out of that room, I vowed that I would prove him wrong and God helped me. Once I lifted that trophy, he didnâ€™t matter anymore. That said, what heâ€™s been saying about people, he has no right to say these things about anyone. Nothing gives him the license to shame people the way he does.