Farhan Akhtar was mobbed at an awards function in Kanpur recently. As a result, the Rock On!! star had to be locked inside a room for over an hour till the crowds dispersed. The director-actor was attending the Madhavrao Scindia Awards ceremony where he was honoured for outstanding performance in cinema.
Says a source close to Farhan, "At the event there were intellectuals, industrialists and politicians. But the situation turned chaotic as there were many young people in the audience. They became quite excited after seeing Farhan and charged on to the stage." Says Farhan, "There was a crowd but one manages to get over such things. It was a novel situation, I haven't been locked inside a room before!"
He points out, "It becomes more awkward at such events when I am asked to sing impromptu. After Rock On!! wherever I go, people expect me to break out in song and it's hard to do that. 'Kuch ek-do line gaa lijiye' they say but I feel awkward to sing randomly like that. Fortunately, they didn't ask me to sing in Kanpur."