With Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas all set to make their Bollywood debut, the day is not far when B-town movers and shakers offer movie roles to other celebrated actors.
As Indian makers have made some controversial decisions by casting Meera, Veena and Sarah Loren in movies that flopped at the box office, we decided to spare everyone the agony and draw a list of the top five Pakistani actors who we feel could bowl Indian fans over:
Shaan is exceptionally talented and a successful actor, director, and brand ambassador. Not only that, but his good looks are well suited to any screen – be it Lollywood or Bollywood.
But he seems voraciously loyal to the Pakistani film industry and we wonder what he'd do if he's offered a lead role in Bollywood that's too hard to turn down.
This model-turned-actor undoubtedly has good looks and exceptional acting abilities, which are obvious in his many performances in Pakistani drama serials such as Shehr e Zaat, Izteraab and Laa.
But did you know that he has already begun his career in Bollywood? In 2008, he worked in Shoot on Sight, which is was not released in Pakistan due to him being portrayed as a terrorist.
In 2011, he was given a lead role in the Bollywood movie U R My Jan, which Bollywood considered as one of the best collaborations with a Pakistani actor.
However, Mikaal still has to prove himself and has yet to truly make his mark in Bollywood. We have no doubt that his charming face will soon shine in B-town!
Fun Fact: Mikaal Zulifqaar launched his career in a music video for the Abrar-Ul-Haq song Sanu Tere Naal Pyar Ho Gya. He was also nominated for the Lux Style Award in 2008 for Best Model (male).
Hamza Ali Abbasi
This talented Pakistani model, actor and filmmaker has definitely impressed Pakistani audiences in his roles in two of Pakistan’s most successful films Waar and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi.
The handsome Robert Pattinson doppelganger is quite popular with the ladies — as you can gauge from the adulatory tweets below — and surely has the talent and charisma to wow the Indian audience.
Fun Fact: Hamza Abbasi starred in the first ever Pakistani production of the Phantom of the Opera directed by Shah Sharahbeel. He has also voiced 'Baba Bandook', the villain in the animated miniseries Burka Avengers.
This fresh face hazel-eyed Pakistani actor and model has already found great success in Pakistan’s entertainment industry, specially with his role in Hum TV drama serial Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley, for which he won Hum Award for Best New Sensation Television.
While we do not know if Shaheryar has any plans to work in B-town, we do know that his movie star looks and talent are perfect to make him the next Hrithik Roshan.
Shamoon has become our favourite bad guy after his magnificent performance as Waar’s lead villain.
But does he have what it takes to be compared to the ranks of Amjad Khan?
When it comes to loyalty, Shamoon seems to have fallen into Shaan's footsteps, as he turned down the offer to act alongside Priyanka Chopra in order to play the villain in Lashari’s Waar.
But if he has a change of heart, he would definitely be a top pick for Bollywood filmmakers looking for a bad guy from across the border.