Before, Kapoor and Sons, before Khoobsurat, before Zindagi Gulzar Hai or the infamous Humsafar, Fawad Khan emerged as a vocalist in most probably the first rock/ metal band of Pakistan, Entity Paradigm or commonly known as EP.
The handsome hunk was recently interviewed by Forbes India, who has put the talented actor on the cover of this month’s ForbesLife, and he talked in detail about his life before Bollywood and all the glam.
“I considered myself to be more of a backbencher. At that time, you’re young, passionate, full of fire. Music feels like something through which you can just change the world, impress your opinion upon others. Today, social media has empowered everyone to do that. At that time, music was the way to do it.”, says Fawad in Forbes India interview.
Watch any of his performances on YouTube and you will find his words resonate in the music he performed. “I looked up to the most rebellious bands. Genres like metal and hard rock, and veered towards psychedelic. Till today, I love Radiohead—that’s like my favourite band. I got completely into it.”
His seven-piece band Entity Paradigm was inspired by Slipknot Ensemble, an American heavy metal band. “We would typically lose our shirts. We were considered among the most energetic bands on stage.”
Fawad Khan, no, not a brooder. On the contrary, he is, in his own words, on a mission to “loosen up”. He laughs often, and whole-heartedly. He isn’t afraid to look silly.
Fawad, even this “loosened up” version, still carries some of that with him. “You see, I didn’t have many friends growing up. I was quite an introvert. That changed, not much, but now I feel I am a little more out there. Ab mujhe hichkichahat kam hoti hai.”