The multitalented actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is highly acclaimed for the biographical film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2014), based on former Indian athlete late Milkha Singh.
A versatile film personality Farhan Akhtar works as an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, and lyricist. He started his career as a director and made the epic comedy-drama film Dil Chahta Hai (2001) for which he received several awards including the National Film Award for Best Hindi Film of 2001.
Farhan Akhtar was born on 9 January 1974 to great lyricist Javed Akhtar and screenwriter and actress Honey Irani divorced later in 1978. In the year 1999, he established his production company namely Excel Entertainment with Ritesh Sidhwani.
Farhan Akhtar first directed 3 big starrer Bollywood films and a short film till 2007, then made his official acting debut in the musical film Rock On!! (2008), proved himself as an actor and singer too and the movie received too much love and positive responses. Rock On!! marked the second National Award for Farhan as a producer, in the category of Best Feature Film.
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As an actor, he did films such as Rock On!! (2008), Luck By Chance (2009), Karthik Calling Karthik (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Wazir (2016), Rock On!! 2 (2016), Lucknow Central (2017), The Sky is Pink (2019), and Toofan (2021).
|Movie||Budget||Release Date||Star Cast||Director||Producer|
|Fire||N/A||N/A||Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar||Farhan Akhtar||Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani|
|Yudhra||N/A||N/A||Siddhant Chaturvedi, Malavika Mohanan||Ravi Udyawar||Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani|
|Jee Le Zaraa||N/A||N/A||Katirna Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt||Farhan Akhtar||Farhan Akhtar|
|Don 3||N/A||N/A||SRK||Farhan Akhtar||Farhan Akhtar|
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Farhan will be starring alongside Saif Ali Khan in the film Fire, it is backed by Farhan himself along with Ritesh Sidhwani under their home banner Excel Entertainment. It will be Saif’s second venture with Excel as he earlier also worked with the production house in the 2001 coming of age romantic film Dil Chahta Hai, which had won the National film award for Best Hindi Film. Now, we will have to wait, to see what this reunion does this time. Fire will hit the screens in July 2022.
Farhan under his production banner Excel Entertainment will also be going to produce the Romantic thriller film Yudhra. It is directed by Ravi Udyawar which stars Siddhant Chaturvedi in the main lead role and budding south actress Malavika Mohanan in the counterpart lead actress to Siddhant.
Malavika will be marking her second Hindi film with this venture. choreographer-comedian Raghav Juyal will also play a pivotal role in the film. It is set to release in mid-2022 on screens.
3- Jee Le Zaraa
Farhan Akhtar will again be seen in the director’s seat with the female-centric film Jee Le Zaraa. It stars known Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas aka PeeCee. Farhan also produced the film along with Rithesh under Excel Entertainment.
Jee Le Zaraa will go on floors soon. The film is expected to release by the end of the year 2023. Farhan co-wrote the screenplay along with his sister Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.
4- Don 3
Farhan will also be directing the Don 3, the third installment in the Don film series, which stars Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role of Don. Though Farhan didn’t make any announcement yet, as per reports it will be soon commencing the shooting.
Recently in a talk show, Pinch season 2 hosted by Arbaaz Khan, Farhan spoke about the film and the fans that there’s is a love-hate relationship between the fans of Don and him that they know that if Don 3 is made, I will have to make it but they are so upset that for so long it hasn’t been made. However, Farhan was reluctant to say about the film whether he will be directing it or not.