If there was an epitome of versatility in Bollywood, it can be none other than Farhan Akhtar. It is a known fact that this man continues to juggle many hats, right from an actor to a director to a producer and even a singer and lyricist. Uff! he is one hell of a talented guy! Farhan Akhtar does each role with style. He does not give substandard performances, the quality is always premium. Farhan is also someone who has made swift moves from one genre of film to another, right from ROCK ON!! to Bhaag Milkha Baag and now Shaadi Je Side Effects with utmost ease and comfort.
His latest release Shaadi Ke Side Effects sees him play something he has never done on screen but someone who he is off screen, a dad. This he says, is something that he is proud of.
‘I really feel that I have been lucky to have worked in certain interesting films and played varied roles. To have been allowed to do this without any kind of background or training is something that I cherish,’ says Farhan Akhtar who made his directorial debut with Dil Chahata Hai that was a huge hit! In fact till date he is remembered for that film. Starring Akshay Khanna, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Dimple Kapadia, this film explores bachelorhood and made it happy, sad, ugly but definitely worth remembering! So with this film he has showed the director in him.
Then came Rock On!! in which we see Farhan playing the role of a lead singer in a band. This film not only saw him act but also sing and boy what a voice! Rough, husky and totally drool worthy. The singer in him emerges.
He has acted in a couple of films and produced and directed super hit films like Don. The producer or should we say the businessman in him has emerged.
2013 has been particularly interesting for Farhan. His film Bhaag Milkha Baag about world famous Indian athelete Milkha Singh that crossed the 100 crore mark and Fukrey, a production with Ritesh Sidhwani, turning out to be a surprise hit as well.
‘I like picking on something that is a little more difficult and challenging than my last work. It was amazing to be playing Milkha Singh in case of Bhaag MilkhaBaag,’ says Farhan.
Farhan is a lucky man beacause the genre of each of the films done by him have been different in true terms.
Whether it is Rock On!! or Luck By Chance or Karthik Calling Karthik or Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara or Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and now Shaadi Ke Side effects, each of his films are genuinely different from the other.
Kudos to this man for effortlessly pulling off every role with elan. This versatile man is here to stay!