Farhan Akhtar: A healthy sense of competition is fine

Bollywood is one such industry that is filled with competition. Almost every person is pitted against every other person; regardless of whether they are big in the industry or small, newcomers or veterans, competition is something that they have to deal with no matter what.

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar however, feels different. He says “I’m probably very alone in this boat of not having these competitive ribs in my body. I really feel and I have actually spoken to my friends from the industry as well that there is so much work that people can do individually and together. And to let random differences or a perceived strange race that people are having with each other to get in the way of being able to create better film experiences for audiences is sad.”

Ironically, Farhan was last seen in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; in which he played a real life competitive sportsman Milkha Singh.

He adds, “When we grew up we saw so many of our favourite actors together in films and as an audience, it was such a payoff. Today, we are denying the audience this experience because we have certain issues about not working together. It’s very sad that the audience can’t get to see their favourite actors together in a film. A healthy sense of competition, of wanting to give your best, do good work is fine, but it shouldn’t start interfering with the way you feel about another person.”

We wish everyone else shared the same views. Wouldn’t we love seeing Shahrukh and Salman doing a Karan Arjun 2 or something?

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