Teenager Afghan actors, Fawad Mohammadi and Jawanmard Paiz who appeared in the movie “Buzkashi Boys” look up to Indian superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol as their idols,
The Indian Express reported. Buzkashi Boys was recently nominated at the Oscars after the impressive acting of the two teenager Afghan actors attacted the attendtion of the Hollywood. Jawanmard Paiz quoted by PTI in an interview said, “I watch Indian movies mainly because of Shah Rukh Khan.”
Fawad Mohammadi, co-actor of the Buzkashi Boys identified Sunny Deol as his role model and favorite actor. The two along with the cast of the film were recently in Los Angeles for the Oscars. The movie recieved a standing ovation after it was screed at a jam-packed State Department auditorium on Thursday. Jawanmard told PTI that he watches Bollywood movies just to watch Shahrukh Khan though the last Indian movie he watched was Salman Khan-starrer ‘Dabang 2′.
“He is the best actor. Each and every role of his is very impressive,” he said. In the meantime Fawad said, “His (Sunny Deol’s) acting is superb. Whatever he does is superb”. The two young Afghan actors also said they would like to work in Bollywood if given a chance. Jawanmard said he only dreams to become an actor while Faward said he wants to become a pilot as well as continue acting.
Tara D Soneshine, the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs said, their success reflects the progress that Afghanistan has made. she said, “Your film might not have had won exactly what we wanted, but you have won a lot of hearts and have sent a very powerful message.”