Farhan Akhtar turns cop, twice

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 09:41 IST

Recent reports revealed that Farhan Akhtar will be seen playing a police officer in Rahul Dholakia’s next, opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Now, we’ve come to know that he’ll be turning cop in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s next as well.

A source close to the actor-film-maker, says, "Although Farhan has directed Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) — which saw actors play police officers — he has never essayed the role of a cop himself. And he is very excited to take the first step in a new direction. It will surely be challenging for him."

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Chopra’s film, which will be directed by Bejoy Nambiar, will also star veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, and will feature Farhan as a member of the Anti-Terrorist Squad. The insider adds, "Farhan feels that it will be challenging for him to portray a policeman because he has never played such a character before. This (Bejoy’s film) will be a more commercial project for him."

Despite repeated attempts, Farhan couldn’t be reached for a comment.

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