Farhan Akhtar, who is known for his work as a director, an actor and a musician, also launched a social initiative called MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) in 2013. Last year, he became the first man to be a goodwill ambassador for UN Women in South Asia. We have learnt that he is doing something unique for International Women’s Day (March 8).
In collaboration with music director Kalyan Baruah, Farhan will release a single that he has written for the occasion. In fact, the inspiration for this track came from his younger daughter, Akira.
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A source close to Farhan reveals, “He got inspired to write the song, which is titled We Are All on the Good Side, after he saw a drawing made by his daughter. It’s a special single that has been made for Women’s Day this year. Farhan is dedicating the track to his daughter. The song is about equality, and urges people to respect each other.”
Farhan confirmed the news, and said, “This song is about how a child sees the world, before his or her mind is corrupted by prejudice, discrimination and bias. It calls for the celebration of equality.” Recently, Farhan even updated a post on his Instagram profile that featured the single’s cover. It read, “Will be sharing something special with you all soon… (sic).”
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