Yes, that's true. We hear that the dashing actor was the first choice for the cross-border romance 'Happy Bhag Jayegi'. The makers were planning to cast Fawad in the role which later went to Abhay Deol.
Producer Krishika Lulla confirmed this news and was quoted saying, "We were contemplating it, but it was a long back. Yes, we did think of him but at that time Fawad was doing something else and his dates were not there. Eventually then, Abhay "loved the script"
She further added, "He is very choosy about his projects. It's the content that got Abhay and Diana Penty together for the film and we have Pakistani actors also. It was a good experience."
'Happy Bhag Jayegi' also stars Diana Penty, Jimmy Sheirgill, Momal Sheikh and Ali Fazal. The film is slated to hit the big screens on 19th August, 2016.