I am sure most of my readers will be of the opinion that Farhan Akthar was better off as a director than an actor. There are many good actors in Bollywood, but there hardly is any director here who can relate to the youth of this nation as Farhan Akthar did in Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya!
This just might be a coincidence but both Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya have one telephone conversation scene in common. In both these scenes, the protagonist son calls up his father, with whom he was never too comfortable, earlier. In Dil Chahta Hai, Aakash calls up his father from Sydney and starts to cry on his failed love; this is followed by the song Tanhayee. In Lakshya, Karan calls up his father to apologize just before going to ground zero for war, while Bomen Irani, his father says how proud he is.
I hope, Farhan soon resumes doing what he is best at- direction.
Okay! Here’s the thing. Farhan Akhtar was amazing with his directorial skills. ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Lakshya’ were above par success and I consider them to be the best Indian movie industry can offer at the moment. As an actor I found Farhan Akhtar in his acting debut in ‘Rock On’ to be outstanding what a debutant has to offer. Although his later movies were not a big hit in the box-office. But I find Farhan Akhtar is as gifted as an actor as a director. I would put him to the likes of Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bacchan who made it big the first had a little downhill but eventually rose to levels far above others in the industry. My expectations are high with Farhan Akhtar. He has that “au naturel” feel to himself that could make any role quite credible.
So rightly said. Wish he directs 🙂
Thanks for a great read!
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