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By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
Thursday, September 27, 2007
After directing films like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya and Don it seems director Farhan Akthar is seriously concentrating on his acting career. He has made his debut in the Anand Surapur's movie The Fakir of Venice which is to be released by the end of the year. In the movie he plays a young production controller who takes a fakir to Venice, the role of fakir is played by the veteran actor Anu Kapoor. Now the actor will be seen playing lead in his sister Zoya Akthar's directorial debut Luck By Chance in which he is also the producer.
Zoya had announced the movie Luck By Chance two years ago and than shelved it and began working on her second project Kismat Talkies for which she finalized Hritik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor But the project took a halt after the actors were busy with their schedule. This made her go back to her old project for which she had initially cast Saif Ali Khan and Tabu. She has some directorial experience having worked as an assistant to her brother.
Luck By Chance is a movie based on the life in Bollywood. The movie will be in a club of movies begin made on the industry life in the industry, others being Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om and Sudhir Mishra's Khoya Khoya Chand. But unlike the other two movie which focus on the past Luck By Chance will talk about contemporary Bollywood.
Farhan's enthusiasm about acting can be understood from the fact that he halted his next directorial venture Voice From The Sky. Thats not all for the young director, he will be also be seen acting in an untitled movie by the actor-turned-director Abhishek Kapoor. Farhan will play lead role in the film whose script is similar to his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai. Recently he stuck a Rs 230 crore deal with TV 18 whereby they will produce six of his movies.
Farhan it seems has taken to the three difficult parts of a cinema acting, directing and producing. With sister Zoya talking to direction and being the son of a great lyricist father Javed Akthar, Farhan might just know how to make a perfect family movie.