The multi-talented Farhan Akhtar completes eight years in the industry as an actor and we are so grateful that he tried his hands at acting. Here’s a list of films which chronicles his acting journey:
Rock On!!: Farhan marked his acting debut with 2008 release Rock On!! Akhtar essayed the role of Aditya Shroff, the lead singer of a music band in the movie. He won the Filmfare Best Debut Actor award for his role in the film and the movie went on to win the National Award that year.
Luck By Chance: Farhan’s second film was Luck By Chance, which was directed by his sister Zoya Akhtar. He has played the role of Vikram Jaisingh in the film, which is about the journey of an actor who arrives in Mumbai to become a movie star. Though the film didn’t do wonders at the box-office, it was well received by critics.
Karthik Calling Karthik: Farhan romanced Deepika Padukone in Karthik Calling Karthik, which released in 2010. Farhan played the titular role and totally blew us away with his terrific act in the movie.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Farhan, Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol gave life goals to many with Zoya Akhtar’s 2011 release Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The trio is playing childhood friends, who go on a bachelor trip to Spain. Farhan, who has essayed the role of Imran, had the audiences in splits with his power-packed performance.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a biopic on India’s star athlete Milkha Singh, proved to be a landmark film in Farhan’s career. The actor not only wowed the audiences with his look in the movie, but also won over them with his terrific performance. The film won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award at the National Awards and Farhan won the Filmfare Best Actor award for his performance.
Shaadi Ke Side Effects: Farhan was paired opposite Vidya Balan in the rom-com and while the film failed to impress the audiences, Akhtar delighted us once again with his act.
Dil Dhadkne Do: Farhan had a special appearance in Zoya’s Dil Dhadakne Do. He played a hot-shot journalist Sunny Gill and blew us with his short and sweet performance. In fact, it was one on Farhan’s scenes where he is seen talking about women empowerment, which received the maximum claps and whistles.
Wazir: Farhan and Amitabh Bachchan came together for Bejoy Nambiar‘s crime-thriller Wazir, this year. While Big B enthralled everyone with his superb performance, Akhtar impressed everyone with his intense act. His excellent portrayal as an anti-terrorist officer who uses both brain and brawn, made for an interesting watch.