Advertisement
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
Outlook.com

Farhan Akhtar

We've witnessed his acting skills in Rock On and Luck by Chance; now his debut film as an actor, Fakir of Venice, is being released in India

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
What took Fakir so long to be released?

I don’t really know. It was finished after Don, that was in ’07 Jan/Feb, but the director Anand Surapur was doing the festival circuit with it.

You hadn’t shown any inclination to act earlier, so why this film?

Surapur (the director) is a dear friend and I liked his script. It’s very powerful and touches upon weaknesses and confusions in all human beings.

Did it make you realise you were an actor?

I realised the choices I made as an actor were seemingly ok, they were not jarring in the film. I had believed in the film for the right reasons.

Your sister Zoya said she initially didn’t think of casting you in Luck by Chance because you didn’t want to act?

Yes, I really didn’t think about acting. I was very happy directing. So I was producing her film, meeting actors, and pitching her film to them.

Your reaction when you faced the camera.

(Laughs) It felt a bit weird at first but then you realise you’re doing a job...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Jammu & Kashmir: Two Non-Local Vendors Shot Dead By Militants

Jammu & Kashmir: Two Non-Local Vendors Shot Dead By Militants

Police claim 13 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in nine encounters over the last nine days.

In Ongoing Poonch Encounter, Bodies Of Two Missing Soldiers Recovered, Toll Rises To Nine

In Ongoing Poonch Encounter, Bodies Of Two Missing Soldiers Recovered, Toll Rises To Nine

According to the Army, the bodies of a jawan and the JCO were recovered during the search operation on October 16.

India 'Mentor' Dhoni Ready To Set Template For CSK

India 'Mentor' Dhoni Ready To Set Template For CSK

Dhoni has been pretty ambiguous about his future as an IPL player. And the new role with India will help him decide which route to take.

Kerala: Atleast 10 Missing In Kottayam As Torrential Rain Hits Hard, IAF Assistance Sought

Kerala: Atleast 10 Missing In Kottayam As Torrential Rain Hits Hard, IAF Assistance Sought

Landslides have been reported around the areas of Koottickal and Peruvanthanam, the two hilly areas falling under Kottayam and Idukki districts respectively.

Advertisement