Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.31 - 9 Lesser Known Facts About Mr. All Rounder Farhan Akhtar

Maanyata Thu |May 30, 2019

From acting, directing, producing to singing, Farhan Akhtar truly deserves to capture a place on the list of Top 50 Most Desirable Men. Here are some lesser known facts about our versatile star!

The Times of India has recently unvealed Top 50 Most Desirable Men 2018, which is based on the votes cast in an online poll along with an internal jury. This year, our multi-talented star Farhan Akhtar claimed No.31 spot, moving up 9 spots on the list in comparison to last year.

Top 50 Most Desirable Men No 31 Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar, who is the son of renowned lyrist-writer Javed Akhtar, has garnered numerous Filmfare Awards and won millions of hearts with his outstanding performances in movies such as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Wazir.

Apart from acting, Farhan Akhtar has time and again proven his talent in various fields from directing, scriptwriting, composing, producing to singing and it is understandable that he truly deserves to capture a place on the list of Top 50 Most Desirable Men.

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Today, let’s find out some lesser-known facts about one of the Top 50 Most Desirable Men, Farhan Akhtar to take a closer step to him.

Farhan Akhtar wrote Dil Chahta Hai when his beloved mother threatened to throw him out of the house

His beloved mother, Honey Irani, was so worried about his career and life that she even threatened to throw him out of the house if he did not get serious about it. And what he did to please his mother was penned down one of the most iconic films in Bollywood tilted Dil Chahta Hai and went on to bag a National Award for it.

Farhan Akhtar is not a graduate

Farhan Akhtar, who was pursuing law at the prestigious HR college in Mumbai, has been expelled from the school during his second year due to lack of attendance.

Farhan Akhtar was a late driver

Do you know that Farhan learned how to drive a car when he was 22 years old and ride bike while shooting his film Kartik Calling Kartik? And his first car was a Fiat that was given to him by his father, Javed Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar has a phobia of cockroaches

You might think that Farhan is bold and nothing can scare him after watching him doing so many daredevil stunts in his films such as running with bull, sea diving and skydiving. But in fact, the actor-director has a phobia of cockroaches since he was a kid and the star has dreamed of overcoming it one day.

Farhan Akhtar has watched Sholay about 50 times but does not find it perfect

For those who don’t know, Top 50 Most Desirable Men lister is a movie buff and he watched movies day and night for two years after he was expelled from college. The multi-talented star revealed in an interview that he used this time to strengthen his knowledge of movie-making. While he has even watched Sholay, one of his father’s iconic scripts more than 50 times, Deewar is his favorite movie.

Farhan Akhtar suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

This anxiety disorder makes him find it hard to focus on his work when everything around him is not in their correct position.

Farhan Akhtar is a sucker for sweets

While the star is known for his strict diet regime, he once confessed that sweets are his guilty pleasures and he loves desserts so much.

Farhan Akhtar was originally offered a role in Rang De Basanti but he declined

The role of the lead protagonist in Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s hit film Rang De Basanti was initially offered to the Rock On actor before Aamir Khan said “yes” to it. And until now Farhan still considered it one of his biggest regrets in life.

Farhan Akhtar first stepped into Hollywood as a lyricist

Not many know that Farhan Akhtar penned the lyrics for the soundtrack of Gurinder Chadha's film Bride and Prejudice.

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Farhan Akhtar will soon be seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink opposite Priyanka Chopra. The film is based upon the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and is set to release on 11th October 2019.

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