Friday, October 30, 2015

You Probably Didn't know these Facts About Farhan Akhtar- no 2 will stun you

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag star Farhan Akhtar is a film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the film industry. He made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai. He achieved success by portraying Milkha Singh in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, earned the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Here we bring to you lesser known facts about Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar was dismissed from HR College in the second year of his Commerce degree due to lack of attendance

Few people know that Farhan Akhtar worked as an apprentice in cinematography and direction for Yash Chopra’s Lamhe when he was 17 years old

Farhan assisted Pankaj Parashar as a director in Himalay Putra before launching himself into direction and writing

Farhan made his directorial debut with the film Dil Chahta Hai. He called it as a turning point in his career.

Farhan Akhtar has a major phobia of cockroaches. Also Farhan learnt driving cars at the age of 22 and bike during the shooting of Kartik Calling Kartik.

Aamir Khan was not the first choice for the film Rang De Basanti. The role was initially offered to Farhan Akhtar but he rejected. And today he regrets saying no to it.

Farhan Akhtar appeared as one of the nine judges in the beauty pageant, Femina Miss India 2002.

Farhan Akhtar ventured into Hollywood through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice for which he wrote the lyrics.

The worst moment of Farhan’s life was during the 1992-93 riots, when the actor had to face controversy because he was perceived as a Muslim due to his name

Farhan Akhtar has termed his parents as the harshest critics in his career, and also considered Robert De Niro as an inspiration in the film industry


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