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    Farhan Akhtar

    Farhan Akhtar

    Actor/Producer/Director
    Born : 09 Jan 1974
    Birth Place : Mumbai
    Farhan Akhtar is the son of renowned Indian lyricist/poet Javed Akhtar and screenplay and story writer Honey Irani. He is the brother of Zoya Akhtar, cousin of Kabir Akhtar, and grandson of Jan Nissar Akhtar.

    In an interview on the talk show "The Lounge" with Simone... ReadMore
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    Farhan Akhtar is the son of renowned Indian lyricist/poet Javed Akhtar and screenplay and story writer Honey Irani. He is the brother of Zoya Akhtar, cousin of Kabir Akhtar, and grandson of Jan Nissar Akhtar.

    In an interview on the talk show "The Lounge" with Simone Singh (on the Indian channel CNBC-TV18), Farhan Akhtar said that when he left college, he spent about two years at home and did nothing productive. During those two years, he watched about two films daily.
    Akhtar said that it was this period of his life which allowed him to connect with Karan Shergill, the protagonist of Lakshya (2004). Lakshya, which film Akhtar directed, begins with Karan as a young, unemployed slacker who stays at home, sleeps late, and has no ambition or aim in life.

    Farhan loves to write poetries in English and Urdu.
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      Farhan Akhtar has watched Sholay around 50 times but doesn't find it perfect, for him Deewar is much stronger.
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      Farhan wrote 'Dil Chahta Hai' when his mother threatened to throw him out of the house if he didn't do something with his life. He considers his mother as his strongest critic.
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      Farhan Akhtar believes he is a better actor than a director.
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      Farhan didn't complete his education. Farhan was thrown out of HR College in his 2nd year of graduation.
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      The worst moment of Farhan's life was during the 1992-93 riots, when the actor had to face controversy because he was a Muslim.
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      Farhan finds his inspiration in Hollywood legend, Robert Di Nero.
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      Farhan has a phobia of cockroaches, which he dreams of overcoming one day.
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      Did you know that before Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar was offered Rang De Basanti. And today he regrets saying no to it.
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      Post college, Farhan refused to work for a long time. In fact, he spent two years just watching films, day in and day out on VHS. He called it his film school course for two years.
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