In a recent interview, owing to the great success of Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3, Feroze Khan shared an insight into his character Farhad in the drama and conversed about the ‘toxic male characters’ he opted to play in his recent projects including Khaani, Ishqiya and Khuda Aur Mohabbat.
Khan, who has been loved and appreciated by the public, in all of his recent projects, stated how he did not find any of his characters leaving a bad influence on the society as “they always had a deep message at the end and he himself had learnt a lot from his negative characters.”
However, while conversing about his latest, ongoing project, Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 in an interview with Haroon Rashid of BBC Asian Network, the actor got all defensive, taking public presumptions of Farhad being a toxic guy.
“Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 is for those who have an understanding of Farhad’s character. It is fine if some people are disliking it because those who are hating have their own views. Probably, they have not understood Farhad’s feelings, and it is not just all about hatred people are admiring it too,” stated Khan adding that Farhad happened to be a very innocent guy who got very confused with Mahi’s attitude towards him.
When Haroon Rashid questioned Khan about Farhad being a stalker and misinterpreting Mahi’s kindness, aggressively pursuing her even after she repeatedly told him no, Feroze stated that there are many in the society who take ‘No’ as a challenge rather than an answer but Farhad never craved for the girl’s attention and just fell in love with how Mahi treated him at her friend’s wedding. “There is nothing toxic about Farhad,” he added further.
Explaining the character’s behavior, Khan said, “Farhad was being stalked by Mahi first, she gave him that importance, had eye contacts with them and then further shows him that she trusts him by sharing a secret. All this made Farhad think that Mahi is showing interest in him which made him feel and assume a connection between the two.” The Ishqiya actor added that it was Mahi’s behavior that made Farhad stubborn.
Rather than explaining Farhad’s toxic traits in detail or offering a genuine reason behind anything he does, Feroza Khan maintained that his primary focus was on the love and recognition his drama has been receiving. When Haroon Rashid stated that he could give Farhad ‘the benefit of the doubt’, Khan, plainly added, “Don’t even give him the benefit of the doubt, Farhad is a good guy, and that is it, end of discussion.” A good guy, who cursed a girl for ditching him, only because he was heart broken!
Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 has become a massive success in a short span of time. The drama is trending on social platforms and people have been enjoying it owing to the amazing performance of the actors and an interesting storyline, albeit with a toxic character. Tell us what do you think about Farhad’s character in the show. Leave your comments below.