Farhan Akhtar on Director's Cut on Zoom

Farhan Akhtar on Director's Cut on Zoom

MUMBAI: It‘s safe to say that without the arrival of Farhan Akhtar, Bollywood wouldn‘t have the slick face it now presents, drawing admiration from all corners of the globe. It took Dil Chahta Hai to add contemporary nuances to the language of Indian cinema, making the young filmmaker hot property almost overnight.

Considering Farhan is one of the industry‘s youngest producers, directors and writers, his has been a rather interesting journey. It is a tale that began early, given the family he comes from. For those who love what he does with the camera, here‘s your chance to get to know the super creative filmmaker a little better. Catch him in a disarmingly honest chat with host Kabir Bedi, on Director‘s Cut this Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm, only on Zoom - India‘s premier glamour and entertainment channel.

That the enthusiastic director speaks passionately about filmmaking is obvious. What makes this show a must-see, however, are the childhood memories he shares, along with a few secrets. He speaks about the moral support he received from his mother and wife Audhuna during tougher times. He recalls the smell of his father‘s study - where he discussed scripts and came up with some groundbreaking ideas. And yes, there‘s also a confession: As a child, he told tall tales, and took the help of ‘Javed Saab‘ to write a few school skits!

Sharing his varied experiences of Bollywood, Farhan also speaks about his inspirations. He says he firmly believes an actor‘s talent is the most important factor for success in the industry. He also tackles a few twisted questions thrown by Kabir Bedi, ranging from alleged tiffs with Amitabh Bachchan to a few other controversies.

Don‘t miss the rendezvous - Kabir Bedi and Farhan Akhtar - on Director‘s Cut this Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm. Only on Zoom!

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