Actor, musician, director, producer and singer, Farhan Akhtar has finessed each one of these titles. The birthday boy, who turns 46 today began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe. The Filmfare award winner has flourished in every field he’s entered.
So here’s a rundown of is films that celebrate the winning multiplayer he is.
Dil Chahta hai
The 2001 romantic comedy was Akhtar’s first writing and directorial debut, and it smashed the ball out of the park. The film following the love lives of three best friends and their difference received international acclaim overturning Bollywood.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/OBAcYSSUf6o
Zindagi na milege dobara
The tortured but happy go lucky artist and his ridiculous words like ‘Bagwati’ stole our hearts, no debate there. The commercially successful film won him 4 Filmfare awards.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/FJrpcDgC3zU
The 2007 short film dealing with a family’s perception of a person suffering from AIDS/HIV. The film was part of an initiative, a series of four short films to dispel the negative attitudes people hold towards the disease.
Watch it here – https://youtu.be/2RZusGboAvk
Directed by Akhtar the film is set in the fictionalized backdrop of the Kargil war following an aimless man as he finds purpose as an army officer.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/yI_aZuu9DaU
Fun fact, Wazir was the first film where Amitabh Bachan and Farhan got to act alongside each other on-screen.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/gdwM7xKOph0
Bhag Milkha Bhag
The world-wide super hit was the 21st film to gross $14 million and was well received by audience and critics alike.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/0nR9JS2WsNg
Not only did he act but Farhan also sang the scores for the film. The film portrays the friendship between four rock musicians- the ups and the downs, making it a must-watch.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/P7aJlKdHgWY
Karthik calling Karthik
The psychological thriller tells the tale of an abused and unlucky in love office drone until he begins to receive calls, from himself.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/dIZ2OwW7HJU
Sky is Pink
The heart-breaking melodrama unravels a family’s story of sacrifice and joy through the eyes of their dying teenage daughter. Get those tissues because we promise you that you will be sobbing quite a bit.
Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/OnBN5b48HBc
(Contributed by Nikhita H.)