FARHAN AKHTAR

  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Onscreen Couple 1 week ago

    There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second edition of...
  • Excited about entertaining people and engaging with them: Farhan Akhtar March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar, who has excelled in his multiple talents repeatedly, says it's the joy of entertaining people and engaging with them that keeps him going. A successful director, producer, actor and singer, how does he do justice to his many roles? "It purely stems from belief in the project, in the...
  • Keep inspiring Anushka: Farhan Akhtar March 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar went gaga over the performance by actress Anushka Sharma in her film "NH 10". "@AnushkaSharma Hearing amazing things about #NH10 & your performance in it. Congratulations .. Keep inspiring," he tweeted. The film, which released on Friday, is based on a young couple whose road trip goes awry...
  • Farhan Akhtar: Concept of masculinity must be redefined for men March 12, 2015

    United Nations: Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar has said the concept of masculinity must be redefined for men to end violence and discrimination against women, as he called for a change in mindsets across "all demographics of society". "I truly believe that men have as important a role to play in this...
  • 'India's Daughter' doesn't defame India: Farhan Akhtar March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: After veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar voiced his strong opinion in favour of 'India's Daughter', his son Farhan Akhtar has come forward to support the controversial documentary, saying filmmaker Leslee Udwin's intent is not to defame India. The documentary, on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, has triggered an...
  • Leslee Udwin not defaming India through the documentary 'India's Daughter': Farhan Akhtar March 11, 2015

    New York: Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar has sought lifting of the ban on Leslee Udwin's documentary on the December 16 gangrape, saying the British filmmaker has focused on the aftermath of the incident. The 'Rock On!' star watched 'India's Daughter' during its US premiere last night along with Oscar-winning actress Meryl...
  • Bollywood mourns death of veteran journalist Vinod Mehta March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities today paid tributes to ace journalist Vinod Mehta, calling his demise as the loss of 'rational thought'. The founder-Editor of 'Outlook' magazine breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi where he was admitted. He died of multiple organ failure. Mehta was 73. Farhan...
  • Farhan Akhtar wraps up Bejoy Nambiar's 'Wazir' in Kashmir March 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar has completed filming Bejoy Nambiar's 'Wazir', which also stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The 41-year-old 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' star recently returned from Srinagar, Kashmir, where he was shooting the last schedule of the upcoming drama. "Shoot on Wazir complete. Another chapter of my work on the film ends. Thank...
  • With beef, let's ban teeth: B-Town calls for 'freedom of choice' post beef ban in Maharashtra March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the Maharashtra government's ban on the sale and possession of beef in the state, Bollywood celebrities like Raveena Tandon, Farhan Akhtar and Ayushmann Khurrana share their thoughts on the "freedom of choice". Here's what the celebrities posted on their micro-blogging website Twitter handles: Raveena Tandon: @TandonRaveena: My only take on...
  • Farhan Akhtar heads to Kashmir to shoot for Bejoy Nambiar's 'Wazir' March 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, who is currently busy filming 'Wazir', is travelling to Srinagar, Kashmir for the movie's final shooting schedule. The upcoming drama, which has been directed by Bejoy Nambiar of 'Shaitan' fame, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, besides Akhtar. Aditi Rao Hydari plays the female lead in the film, which has...
  • Richa Chadha: My role in 'Three stories' is something I have never done before February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: After essaying roles as diverse as a don and a housewife, actress Richa Chadha is prepping up for something special in film 'Three Stories'. "I am doing a special role in 'Three Stories'. It is something that I haven't done before," Richa said in a statement. Being directed by...
  • 'Rock On 2' to be shot in Shillong; will be directed by debutant filmmaker Shujaat Saudagar February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The upcoming sequel to Farhan Akhtar's 2008 rock musical film 'Rock On' will be shot in the hill station of Shillong, Meghalaya. 'Rock On 2' will have Akhtar and Arjun Rampal reprise their roles from the original film, while 'Ek Villain' star Shraddha Kapoor is the new addition. Ritesh Sidhwani, who...
  • Farhan Akhtar to perform at the Sounds of Freedom concert February 13, 2015

    Noida: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar will enthrall music lovers at the Sounds of Freedom (SOF) concert here March 3. SOF is a concert produced by Teamwork Arts - a highly versatile entertainment company, with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. The concert is a celebration of the freedom...
  • Confirmed: Shraddha Kapoor to star in 'Rock On 2' along with Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal February 13, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Ek Villain' star Shraddha Kapoor has been roped in to play the female lead in 'Rock On 2' opposite the previous actors Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal. 'Rock On 2', a sequel of the hit 2008 Indian rock musical film of the same name, will also see Pracchi Desai...
  • Look Of The Day: Shabana Azmi wears a funky hair piece; poses with daughter-in-law Adhuna Akhtar February 1, 2015

    Look who's all glam-ed up! Veteran actress Shabana Azmi tweeted out a photo of herself posing with Farhan Akhtar's wife Adhuna today. ...
  • Farhan Akhtar plans a birthday lunch for father Javed Akhtar January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: After Farhan Akhtar's 41st birthday, the family is now looking forward to his father Javed Akhtar's grand 70th birthday celebrations Jan 17. Farhan says they've planned a get-together for friends and family. "We're calling all of my father's friends and colleagues for lunch at the farmhouse in Lonavala," said Farhan. The...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan are part of 'Raees'; have to excel and perform like them January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will star with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and acclaimed Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the forthcoming film 'Raees', is all praise for them, and says now he would have to pull up his socks to perform as well as the duo. "Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira...
  • Arjun Kapoor keen on working with Farhan Akhtar January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Arjun Kapoor desires to join forces with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar for a project. The "2 States" star is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film "Tevar". During an interaction with his fans on Twitter, he expressed his desire to work with Farhan. A user asked: "Who would you like to...
  • Dabboo Ratnani's 2015 calender teaser: Ranbir Kapoor pouts, Priyanka Chopra poses with a vintage car in the teaser video January 4, 2015

    It's that time of the year when Bollywood's favourite photographer Dabboo Ratnani captures some of the biggest names of Bollywood. In its 15th edition this year, the famed calender this year will feature Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Alia bhatt and Parineeti Chopra, among...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar feature in the gripping teaser of 'Wazir' December 19, 2014

    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 December 14, 2014

    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...