Going against flow, Farhan Akhtar rocks ‘Express Adda’ and Bollywood
Actor-director-producer Farhan Akhtar is like a salmon the fish that swims upstream, similarly Farhan who debuted as a director and producer with the path-breaking ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ chose, seven years later, to face the camera, and the success of ‘Rock On’ made him a star overnight.
As per sources, Farhan Akhtar had an entertaining conversation with a select audience in Mumbai on Monday evening at ‘The Express Adda’, he said, “I knew I wanted to be part of the film industry but I felt my strength lay in writing. I wanted to be honest to myself; working on a film isn’t a job done in isolation, so I couldn’t have gone on a whim. When I started out, I didn’t feel I was ready to be an actor. It’s my stint as a director, watching actors at work, that helped me understand the craft.”
Later however, his career, both as actor and director, has mostly been on the upswing. His most recent acting role, the powerful portrayal of Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, won him the Best Actor award at the 20th Life OK Screen Awards. He even crooned a medley from ‘Rock On’, completely mesmerizing the audience with another one of his talent that he excels in.