It’s been over a year now that actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has been living the life of Olympian Milkha Singh for his role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. And as Farhan celebrates a quiet birthday today at home, he reveals that he’s finally able to move out of that zone.
"I have taken the big leap, and moving on to my next project. So, I am treating myself to a haircut by Adhuna. I think it’s the best birthday gift," laughs Farhan. Talking about his plans for the day, Farhan reveals that because he has been busy in the past with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Don 2, all he wants to do is spend quality time with his family. "I don’t know the last time I was really chilling out.
So, that’s what I will be doing today. I am not planning anything,"
As an actor, Farhan begins his next film Shaadi Ke Side Effects in mid-February. "I am prepping for it at present and we start shooting soon." But as far as his directorial venture is concerned, he says that nothing has been finalised yet. "I am still working on a script, but it’s too early to divulge anything," Farhan adds.
Looking back at his 12-year journey in Bollywood, Farhan says he feels lucky to be here. "There’s nothing else that would have made me happier. I’m the happiest here."
Balancing between his roles as an actor and a filmmaker-writer, Farhan’s mantra is to go by instinct. "I don’t focus on balancing. I just concentrate on what’s on hand, and the rest gets worked out," says Farhan.