Farhan Akhtar, a great actor and a good director whose Father Javed Akhtar has indulged himself in a battle with the makers of the new ‘Zanjeer’ believes that the correct way to remake a movie is to take consent of those associated with the original movie.
Farhan Akhtar remade the Amitabh’s superhit ‘Don’. The actor said about “remake” of a film, “I have remade a film called ‘Don’ and for that I had acquired rights from the producers and taken permission from writers. This is in my understanding is the right way to go about it. Everybody has their own way. The case is in court. I am sure they will decide who is right and who is wrong.”
Inspite of getting various projects, Farhan Akhtar, who has proved himself in as an actor, filmmaker and producer, said he will take up anything that excites him.
“I am not planning my life, whatever comes my way I will do. I am working on scripting (as a director), reading scripts (as a producer and actor). So whatever excites me I will do it be it as an actor, director or producer,” Farhan Akhtar added.
Farhan Akhtar further said, “This (acting) is something I am enjoying, playing different characters. As a director you end up giving a year or two for a film depending on the nature of the project. I am enjoying acting. I am not saying I am not directing.”
On the launch of Intex mobiles’s smartphone, he said, “There are people who are choosy about the product they associate with while others choose to endorse multiple brands. I feel if you can use the image you have created for a brand and reach people it’s great. Like I choose a brand on the same basis the way I choose my films.”