We all know that Farhan Akhtar comes from a filmy background as
his father Javed Akhtar is a lyricist and his mother Honey Irani is
an actor and a screenwriter. Little do we know about his
great-great-grandfather Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi. The actor is now
keen to dig deep into his roots and wants to know more about him by
visiting the place he lived many years ago.
Farhan Akhtar's great-great-grandfather Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi
was a renowned poet, philosopher and a religious scholar from
Khairabad, which is located 80kms from present day Lucknow, Uttar
Pradesh. The Rock On 2 star is keen to visit and explore the
A source close to the actor was quoted as saying, "Apparently,
his great-great-grandfather was also a very important part of the
revolt in 1857. He had died serving life imprisonment in cellular
jail (aka Kala Pani) in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
While Farhan has heard stories about him from the elders of his
family, he wished to find out more by personally visiting the place
some day when he gets the chance to."
The source concluded, "The actor is now interested in tracing
back his roots and to delve deep into the curiously captivating
life of his great-great-grandfather."