Farhan Akhtar, the son of screenwriter Javed Akhtar is known for his versatility as an actor. He is also a director, producer, playback singer and lyricist. Admired for the perfection of his craft, Farhan has time and again proved that he has the skills and hard work to be successful lead star. Though there has been blips of brilliance from the Mumbai lad, a good script is what it needs to propel him to superstardom.
Here’s a look at 5 movies that prove that Farhan Akhtar is more than just a good actor.
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
An adaptation of the real life story of Milkha Singh a.k.a ‘Flying Sikh’ who was a World Champion, Olympian and India’s pride in athletics, Farhan Akhtar plays the lead role in the movie. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Meesha Shafi, Divya Dutta and Yograj Singh.
The film was a critical success, earning the praise of critics and fans all around the world. The movie drove movie lovers to in large numbers and enjoy the film on a big screen.
- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
The story of three friends portrayed on screen by Farhan Akhtar’s sister Zoya Akhtar (Director) was one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all-time. A group of friends travel to Spain before the marriage of one person in the group (Hrithik Roshan). What begins as a normal trip turns out to be one of the most important trips of all time.
Widely acclaimed and appreciated, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was a critical and commercial success. The huge success of the film and the role of Farhan Akhtar was praised by one and all.
- Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, this comedy-drama film has a wonderful cast – Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra. The story is about a Punjabi family who get together to celebrate the 30th wedding anniversary of their parents.