Fardeen Khan surprised becoming a trending topic for weight gain, says “People find joy in other’s misery and despair”

Fardeen Khan garnered attention for his latest web show Heeramaandi: The Diamond Bazaar. The Netflix show directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali saw a comeback of the actor after a 14-year hiatus. He is basking in praise for his role as Nawab in the Indian period drama series. When Fardeen was on a career break he gained weight and was heavily trolled on social media. He has now opened up on being a sensational topic for his overweight looks instead of his work. 

In a recent interview, Fardeen remembered how he was trolled for gaining weight and became a trending topic. He said, “I was surprised to have got that attention. But, of course, you quickly understand that people remembered you in a certain way. They were surprised to see me. I had let myself go in the way that I had. I mean I was a worldwide trending topic at that time and not for the right reasons.”

He later added, “The way I dealt with it, having been around the business you develop some thick skin. You kind of teach yourself or force yourself to not take it personally to whatever extent you can. You can find humour in it. You can philosophise about it. You can learn from it. For me, I tried to do all three. It was a punch and I took it on the chin. The intensity or the degree of meanness was a revelation. It does surprise you that people would find joy in someone else’s misery and despair.”

On the work front, Fardeen Khan will be next seen in Visfot produced by Sanjay Gupta. The actor also starred alongside Akshay Kumar in Khel Khel Mein, directed by Mudassar Aziz's. He will even share the film with Taapsee Pannu, Vaani Kapoor, Ammy Virk, Aditya Seal, and others.