FARHAN AKHTAR

  • 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...
  • Postcard from Barcelona: Ranveer Singh shares pictures from the sets of 'DIl Dhadkane Do' June 7, 2014

    First it was Priyanka Chopra who was tweeting pictures and now her 'onscreen' brother Ranveer Singh has started sharing pictures from the sets of Zoya Akhtar's new film 'Dil Dhadkane Do'. The crew is currently shooting in Barcelona, and is a multistarrer. Priyanka and Ranveer play siblings and the film...
  • Snapshot: Priyanka Chopra bonds with Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar on the sets of 'Dil Dhadakne Do' June 5, 2014

    Are they working or simply having fun on the sets of 'Dil Dhadakne Do'? This is likely to be the first question to arise as you take a look at the photos which Priyanka Chopra shared on Twitter. Currently busy filming 'Dil Dhadakne Do' which revolves around a dysfunctional Punjabi...
  • I share special chemistry with Anushka, excited to work with her again: Ranveer Singh May 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen along side Anushka Sharma in upcoming film 'Dil Dhadakne Do', says he shares a special bond with the actress and is looking forward to work with her. Ranveer, 28, and Anushka first appeared together in 'Band Baaja Baarat', which turned out to be...
  • Meeting up for 'Dil Dhadkane Do'? Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra spotted at Farhan Akhtar's residence May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Zoya Akhtar has already started working on her next project 'Dil Dhadkane Do'. On Tuesday night actors Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra were spotted coming out of Farhan Akhtar's apartment complex. Farhan was also spotted with the two actors. The three play key roles in Zoya Akhtar's film which...
  • Farhan Akhtar honoured at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Australia May 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received the best actor award from the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy here, has been honoured at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)."Thank you to the jury and Government of Victoria, Australia for honouring me with best actor at the Indian Film Festival of...
  • Farhan Akhtar and Juhi Chawla honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy May 1, 2014

    Mumbai:Actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar and actress Juhi Chawla were honoured here by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy at an awards ceremony here. At the 145th edition of the awards, held at Bhaidas Hall in Juhu, Farhan and Juhi were honoured for their outstanding performances in their respective films "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and "Gulaab...
  • 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is a whimsical romcom; should be fun: Shoojit Sircar May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, the coproducer of 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai', hopes the film about a wedding in Bhopal turns out to be fun. The film is a smallbudget whimsical romcom directed by writer Arshad Sayyed, who recently wrote another quirky marital comedy 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. Talking about 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai',...