Saturday, June 16, 2012

Spicy Saturday: Farhan Akhtar

Writer, director, actor, producer and singer Farhan Akhtar is a true cinematic Renaissance man. Son of acclaimed poet/lyricist Javed Akhtar and actress/screenwriter Honey Irani, and brother to director Zoya Akhtar, creativity literally runs through Farhan's veins. His 2001 directorial debut, Dil Chahta Hai, took Bollywood by storm, scoring Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award, and he's since had commercial success with the blockbuster remake of a Hindi cult classic, Don, and its shiny new sequel, Don 2. Farhan has also won acting accolades for roles in Rock On!!, Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Basically, he can do anything!

Farhan singing, in character, at the climactic point in Rock On!! Yes, Adi is basically serenading the guy in the car — his lover estranged best friend, Joe. (Delusion? What delusion?)

Farhan and his stylist wife, Adhuna, have two daughters. You'd think this would stop me from having a giant crush on him. It does not. He's more than a little of the inspiration for Rahul Anand in Spice and Smoke, whose own story I hope you'll get to see soon!

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