FARHAN AKHTAR

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar feature in the gripping teaser of 'Wazir' 2 days ago

    The teaser of Bejoy Nambiar's 'Wazir' is gripping from the first frame itself. The film features Amitabh Bachchan as a disabled man who is a former Chess champion. From the look of the teaser, Farhan Akhtar seems to play a police officer's character in the film. 'Wazir' has been shot...
  • Farhan Akhtar: Would love to work with Robert De Niro 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says he would love to work with Hollywood star Robert De Niro, who has been a huge influence on him. The 40-year-old star, who will be seen with Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan in 'Wazir', said he is fan of the megastar and De Niro and cannot compare...
  • Farhan Akhtar on Amitabh Bachchan: His 50 year career has been inspirational December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan, 72, is one of the busiest stars in the industry. Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, 40, says he is truly inspired by the senor thespian's energy and hopes he's able to keep up the same enthusiasm at that age. After directing him in 'Lakshya', Farhan is now working with...
  • Is Farhan Akhtar's next film a period drama set in India in 1905? December 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar plans to work on a movie set in pre-independent India, a venture he says will have universal appeal . As a director, the multifaceted Farhan says he would like to experience "another sort of film". "The film that I have in mind is a period...
  • Farah Khan, Farhan Akhtar extend birthday greetings to Boman Irani December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Boman Irani turned 55 Tuesday and fellow fraternity members like Karan Johar, Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar showered him with wishes. Boman, who recently featured in 'Happy New Year', has earlier starred in entertainers like 'Main Hoon Na', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.', 'Dostana', 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' and 'Don: The...
  • Absurdity just touched a new level: Film fraternity reacts to the Gauahar Khan incident December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of the film fraternity are shocked and speechless after hearing the news that actress-model-host Gauahar Khan was slapped by a man for reportedly wearing skimpy clothes. Director Madhur Bhandarkar finds it "disgusting and highly condemnable". "Shocked to hear that Gauahar Khan got slapped for alleged indecency. Absurdity just touched a...
  • Farhan Akhtar: It's easy to work with Amitabh Bachchan December 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says it's quite easy to work with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is a positive personality and makes one feel comfortable on the sets. "I was anxious to know how the days would be with him," says Akhtar on Bachchan, his co-star in the upcoming film 'Wazir'....
  • Snapshot: When Farhan Akhtar serenaded a beauty product! November 23, 2014

    We all know that actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is a man of many talents - indeed he can sing, jam, act, direct and produce films - but he showed off another one of his talents recently. At a promotional event for his wife, Adhuna Akhtar's beauty salons, Farhan playfully sang a...
  • UN Women names Farhan Akhtar their goodwill ambassador November 14, 2014

    New York: U.N. Women named Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar as its first male goodwill ambassador to help advance empowerment of women and girls, the organisation said on Thursday. In his new role as South Asia ambassador for the United Nations agency for gender equality, actor-filmmaker-singer Akhtar will also promote UN Women's...
  • Farhan Akhtar excited to co-own tennis team November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has launched "Mumbai Tennis Masters" team which will be representing the financial capital at the Champions Tennis League (CTL) in co-ownership with P Rohit Reddy, promoter family of Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. The actor feels that being a part of the league will support the sport and help...
  • Have visited colleges where boys and girls have to stand separately during assembly; shameful to see such segregation being permitted: Farhan Akhtar November 6, 2014

    As I walk to sit right next to Farhan Akhtar to speak to him about issues that are both thought provoking and critical to the society, his knack of being gracious - something he hasn't learned and practiced, but been born with - puts me at ease. With a warm...
  • It is easy to work with Amitabh Bachchan, he has a positive personality: Farhan Akhtar October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Farhan Akhtar, who is currently shooting his upcoming film 'Wazir' with Amitabh Bachchan here, says he was initially anxious to share screen space with the Bollywood megastar. Farhan, 40, said the 'Bhootnath Returns' star made him comfortable on the sets. "I was anxious to know how the days...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's next with Farhan Akhtar titled 'Wazir'; to be directed by Bejoy Nambiar October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's upcoming film with Farhan Akhtar, which was earlier named 'Do', has been officially titled 'Wazir'. The film, which also stars Aditi Rao Hyadri in a prominent role, is being directed by Bejoy Nambiar, and is written and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Farhan took to Twitter...
  • 'Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir' concert: Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Farhan Akhtar come together to offer relief to Kashmir flood victims October 19, 2014

    Many suffered property losses from deadly flooding in Kashmir. Many lost their family members. And many starved for days. In an attempt to offer monetary assistance to the flood victims in Kashmir, Bollywood stars flew down to Delhi for Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir charity concert. Aamir Khan who donated Rs 25...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014: Farhan Akhtar can't predict, Anupam Kher hopes for a government that pitches for infrastructure development October 19, 2014

    It will take just a few hours for the verdict of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana to be out. Even though BJP hasn't performed perfectly in by-elections across India, pollsters feel the results of assembly elections might go in its favour, courtesy Narendra Modi's impact. While the counting is...
  • Amitabh Bachchan praises Farhan Akhtar's new song on women's rights September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has joined the list of admirers of actor Farhan Akhtar's latest song championing women empowerment. Farhan has collaborated with music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman on the single 'Chulein Aasman' for his social campaign MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), launched in 2013. The song speaks about the importance...
  • Watch: Farhan Akhtar's touching composition 'Chulein aasman' talks about women empowerment September 25, 2014

    An initiative of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), 'Chulein Aasman' is a song about female emancipation, a song about freeing women from the roles that they have been coerced into playing for centuries. Written by Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Pandit, the song has been composed by Salim and Sulaiman...
  • Priyanka Chopra on 'Dil Dhadakne Do': We drove each other crazy just like a real family, but hung out every single night September 1, 2014

    What happens when a dysfunctional family gets together on a cruise around the world? According to actress Priyanka Chopra, it gets real crazy. In an interview to CNNIBN entertainment editor Rajeev Masand, Chopra talked about her experience of working with filmmaker Zoya Akhtar in the upcoming movie, 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. While the...
  • 'Rock On!!' team gets nostalgic as the film completes six years August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: The team of 'Rock On!!' turned nostalgic as the hit Bollywood film clocked six years since its release. The movie released Aug 29, 2008. Its writerdirector Abhishek Kapoor tweeted Friday: "HBD #rockon!! 6 yrs ago, u made a diff and changed lives.. @rampalarjun @FarOutAkhtar @Purab_Kohli and a shout out 2 all...
  • Presenting the 'pagal parivar' of Zoya Akhtar's 'Dil Dhadakne Do' July 24, 2014

    You have seen the fist poster of 'Dil Dhadakne Do' few days back, where the six principle characters are seen overlooking the sea on a ship deck. Now,on screen siblings Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra have revealed the faces on the poster on Twitter. The poster features Anil Kapoor,...
  • 'Dil Dhadakne Do' first poster: Can you identify all the actors? July 22, 2014

    Zoya Akhtar's latest film 'Dil Dhadakne Do' has been in the news ever since the film's shooting started. The stars of the film Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar have been sharing pictures from the film's set all this while. Now, Priyanka Chopra has shared the first...
  • Lesserknown facts about Farhan Akhtar's decadeold 'Lakshya' June 18, 2014

    It has been a decade since filmmaker Farhan Akhtar's 'Lakshya' was released. Besides helping Farhan, who had already won plaudits for his 'Dil Chahta Hai', to shift focus to a serious genre, shooting 'Lakshya' in Ladakh also helped the filmmaker grow as a person. "I think that film ('Lakshya')...being there...
  • Farhan Akhtar thanks 'Lakshya' crew for keeping its message relevant June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Remembering "Lakshya", which released a decade ago on this day, filmmaker Farhan Akhtar Wednesday thanked his crew for keeping the film's "memory and message" alive. "10 years since Lakshya... an experience that will always remain close to my heart & a big shout out to all collaborators who worked as...