5 Things That Make Farhan Akhtar an Exemplary Screenwriter

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Few Bollywood personalities are as versatile as Farhan Akhtar. The multitalented actor-director-singer may well be the only true all-rounder in Bollywood. That being said, he is an Xpert in more ways and in more trades than one. Let’s take a look!

1. Farhan as an actor

Farhan has acted in a variety of films in his career till date, and is one of the rare actors to be able to pull off all roles with equal elan. From his portrayal of Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to his roles in movies like Dil Dhadakne Do and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and of course Rock On!! in which he debuted as an actor, Farhan has never failed to amaze!

2. Farhan as a director

Farhan made his directorial debut with the film Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, and went on to direct Lakshya in 2004. He also directed the superhit movies Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011), a testament to his directing prowess.

3. Farhan as a producer

Being the allrounder that he is, Farhan has produced movies like Don 2 and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. He also produced Luck By Chance, which was written and directed by his sister Zoya Akhtar

4. Farhan as a singer and lyricist

Farhan has written and sung a number of songs. From Socha Hai in Rock On!! to Senorita from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to the title song of Dil Dhadakne Do, Farhan has made his mark in Bollywood music.

5. Farhan as a TV host

Farhan hosted a variety talk show called ‘Oye! It’s Friday!’ on NDTV Imagine, featuring celebrities. The show also featured performances by singers, dancers and would also have jokes and light-hearted comedy.

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