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From his contemporary to his actor: Farhan Akhtar to act in Ashutosh Gowariker’s next

According to reports, Farhan Akhtar is Ashutosh Gowariker’s leading actor in his next film.

bollywood Updated: Apr 18, 2017 14:21 IST
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Farhan Akhtar spotted at Bandra Linking road for launch at Bastian.(Prodip Guha/HT Photo)

Farhan Akhtar is all set to take up his first film of this year, and it will be directed by Ashutosh Gowariker.

According to a source close to the development, “Ashutosh is taking a break from history and serious subjects with a stylish, modern, action-packed caper which unfolds in Europe. Farhan is the leading man. The hunt for an actress opposite him, as also other members of the cast, is underway.”

Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai released the same time as Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan.

While this pairing may surprise some, the duo’s journey dates back to almost 16 years when Ashutosh was busy with Lagaan and Farhan with his directorial debut, Dil Chahta Hai, which released in the same year.

“The film had one actor in common, Aamir Khan, who was shooting for them almost simultaneously and the two directors were juggling for his dates. Little did Farhan know then that one day he would be directed by Ashutosh. They have been discussing this project for a couple of months; it will roll this year,” said the source.

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First Published: Apr 18, 2017 14:16 IST