From 'Rockstar' to 'Trackstar': How Farhan Akhtar evolved as an actor

Movies | | January 8, 2013, 6:02 pm
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Farhan Akhtar has donned many hats during his stint in Bollywood. From director to actor to singer, Farhan has switched various roles smoothly.

Farhan Akhtar has donned many hats during his stint in Bollywood. From director to actor to singer, Farhan has switched various roles smoothly.

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'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' came as a breath of fresh air in Farhan Akhtar's acting career.

'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' came as a breath of fresh air in Farhan Akhtar's acting career.

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Farhan tickled some funny bones with his acting prowess.

Farhan tickled some funny bones with his acting prowess.

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And, with his latest offering 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', Farhan has turned into a character actor.

And, with his latest offering 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', Farhan has turned into a character actor.

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To get into the skin of the character, Farhan not just worked on his body but he also trained himself for the role.

To get into the skin of the character, Farhan not just worked on his body but he also trained himself for the role.

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The actor will play the role of athlete Milkha Singh in the film.

The actor will play the role of athlete Milkha Singh in the film.

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The actor turns 39 on January 9.

The actor turns 39 on January 9.

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Farhan made a switch from behind the camera to in front of the camera in Abhishek Kapoor's 'Rock On'.

Farhan made a switch from behind the camera to in front of the camera in Abhishek Kapoor's 'Rock On'.

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The director did not just turn actor with 'Rock On', but also lent his voice to the songs.

The director did not just turn actor with 'Rock On', but also lent his voice to the songs.

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His first stint as an actor was much appreciated by the audiences.

His first stint as an actor was much appreciated by the audiences.

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Farhan was applauded for pulling off a character like Imraan in the film.

Farhan was applauded for pulling off a character like Imraan in the film.

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He later yet again switched gears with 'Don'. But, agreed to act in his sister Zoya's film 'Luck By Chance'.

He later yet again switched gears with 'Don'. But, agreed to act in his sister Zoya's film 'Luck By Chance'.

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Farhan, who was just seen taking up roles every now and then, venture into full time acting with 'Karthik Calling Karthik'.

Farhan, who was just seen taking up roles every now and then, venture into full time acting with 'Karthik Calling Karthik'.

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'Karthik Calling Karthik' was a pyschological thriller which dealt with the subject of split personality.

'Karthik Calling Karthik' was a pyschological thriller which dealt with the subject of split personality.

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Deepika Padukone and Farhan AKhtar's chemistry in the film was much appreciated in the film. Though, the film did not do well at the box-office.

Deepika Padukone and Farhan AKhtar's chemistry in the film was much appreciated in the film. Though, the film did not do well at the box-office.