Farhan Akhtar is certainly a triple make that quadruple threat; he can direct, he can act, he can sing and he can also host a talk show. He made a name for himself as a director with Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya and Don-The Chase Begins. Then he blew everybody away with his outstanding performance in the film Rock On!! not only as an actor but also a singer. Next up for release is the highly anticipated Luck By Chance, which is directed by sister Zoya Akhtar and co-stars Konkona Sen Sharma. He is currently hosting a talk show titled Oye! It’s Friday which is seen on the NDTV Imagine channel. And now he signed on to star as the lead in Vijay Lalwani’s Kartik Calling Kartik.
Farhan is very excited about Kartik Calling Kartik and says, “Isn’t that an intriguing title? It’s supposed to generate curiosity. And to that extent it succeeds. I’m very excited about the film because I get to play the title role.”
He is so excited about the part in the thriller that he has postponed directing his next film, Voice from the Sky to do this role, “It was a really good script. At the same time the economic logistics of Voice From The Sky were not working out. I’ve a great role in the film. And that’s what finally tilted the scale towards taking up an acting assignment again after Rock On instead of directing another film.” Though he was very looking forward to directing Voice from the Sky, Farhan added that the movie is a period piece that would take quite a big budget and he an his partner Riteish Sidhwan feel that producing Kartik Calling Kartik was the right move at this time,
He is enjoying all his new experiences as an actor and host, “This has been the year of experimentation and new experiences… acting, singing, hosting… I’ve had a good time doing all of it.”
About his talk show he went on to say, “I enjoyed the concept of Oye! It’s Friday. All the people involved in the show are there for the right reason, to have fun. I knew it would be fun because I’d be hanging out with my friends from the industry. Besides, it was a good experience.”
Luck By Chance is scheduled to premiere in theaters on January 23rd and Farhan is very nervous about the release, “Am I nervous? More than I was when my own directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai was about to release.”
He has a lot on his plate and before the promotion of Luck By Chance goes into full gear and before he begins shooting for the new film he plans to take a well deserved two-week holiday with his wife and daughters.
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