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Lesser Known Facts About Dil Dhadakne Do Director Zoya Akhtar

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The name Zoya Akhtar needs no introduction. The director made headlines with her films Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Luck By Chance. And now she is all set for her film Dil Dhadakne Do.

Zoya Akhtar's upcoming film Dil Dhadakne Do is all set to release on 5th June. Here are some lesser known facts about Zoya.


The Dil Dhadakne do director Zoya Akhtar has learnt film production from New York University Film School.

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She began her Bollywood journey by playing a small role in some Kamasutra film, where Zoya played the role of one of Rekha's disciples.

Zoya Akhtar has done advertisement for brands like Finolex and Pepsi.

Zoya had co-directed a music video by the name of "Price of Bullets".

She had been an assistant director for Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya. After these projects she worked as an executive director for Reema Kagti's film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

She won Fimfare award for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

In 2007, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar appeared on the famous game show Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Shahrukh Khan at that time. They won Rs. 25 Lakhs, and donated the money to their step-mother Shabana Azmi's cause, Nevara Haq.

In one interview, Zoya's mother had said that Zoya was a very sensible child while her brother Farhan Akhtar was a brat.

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