Delhi Belly’s writer Akshat Verma.
Delhi Belly’s writer Akshat Verma.

Looks like the Pakistan heartthrob has hit the right chords in B-town. After wooing the audience (especially the female audience) with his Prince Charming avatar in Khoobsurat, Fawad Khan is all set to sign his next biggie.  He’s in talks with the writer of Delhi Belly, Akshat Verma for his upcoming directorial venture. Apparently the actor has read the script and is very excited to be a part of the project but hasn’t signed anything yet, since he’s currently in Pakistan. The same source confirms that the film is an intense drama with comic touches, will have an ensemble cast and is set to go on floors in November. And even though the makers had the actor in mind for quite sometime, they were waiting to see what kind of a response his first Bollywood films get.

Even though the studio has been in talks with the Pakistani actor for a while, it was waiting to see the audience’s reception and the box-office response to his first Bollywood film. “Now that it is obvious that he has been accepted this side of the border too, they can’t wait to start a second film with him,” added the source, ending on a cautionary note, “The paperwork is yet to be done. The final call will be taken as soon as he is back from Pakistan” Fawad, who is currently in Pakistan, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Source: FilmFare/Times Of India.