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Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra and Rahul promote their upcoming film 'The Sky is Pink', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Saraf spotted promoting their film 'The Sky Is Pink' in Mumbai.

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Niren Chaudhary, from left, Priyanka Chopra, Aditi Chaudhary, and Farhan Akhtar attend a premiere for "The Sky is Pink" on day nine of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall n Toronto.

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Ah, to stand up to one’s tallish vows is a difficult chore. We stood nodding in earnest when Zaira Wasim resolved to disassociate herself “from the field of acting” as it went against her religious beliefs. Yet here she is (!), snug in a sarong, with Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar by her side on a beach, en route to Toronto. The ostensible occasion is The Sky Is Pink, to be presented at TIFF. Is this ‘double standards’, screamed a section of Bollywood vigilantes. We think it’s a slight case of miscalculation.

Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar present a creation by designer Payal Singhal at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter Festive 2019, in Mumbai.

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Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner, poses for a photograph with Farhan Akhtar, Indian Film Director, during a media opportunity to speak to cricket legends and celebrities from each of the competing nation ahead of the Cricket World Cup opening party along The Mall in London. The opening Cricket World Cup match takes place at The Oval in London.

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If you’re in the film business, you inevitably end up on a beach holiday in Provence, or Mexico, as in this case, with photos miraculously being posted to exhibit the glorious sunshine. Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar’s romance was not news, but their happy cavorting “set Instagram on fire”. Call the firemen if it gets out of hand, folks!

Farhan Akhtar at Anil Kapoor's house to offer his condolences to Sridevi's family, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Farhan Akthar during launch of the special edition Vespa Red in association with RED, an organization that engages businesses and people to create awareness about HIV and AID, in Mumbai.

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Actor Farhan Akhtar performs on the concluding day of Nagpur Mahotsav 2016, in Nagpur.

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A still from Rock On 2, which is largely set in Meghalaya

Once upon a time, they put people on donkeys for banishment. For the IIFA awards in Madrid, hosts Farhan and Sha­hid arrived on the back of these blinking, but sturdy beasts. Quite suitably, in the land of Rocinante and his incomparable master, a delightfully camp performance followed.

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Farhan and Adhuna went quietly

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Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar record a song for upcoming film Wazir at Purple Haze studios in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Three In An Over At first glance, it might look like famous people on the deck of a ship before a voyage. It is, actually, the Eden Gardens. The occasion: the IPL final. The stars: Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Ranveer Singh. The clickers: Calcuttans who cared a fig for the match.


Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Ranveer Singh at Eden Gardens for IPL 8 final match between Mumbai Indian and Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata.

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Farhan Akhtar performs during the Pepsi IPL 2015 opening night event at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.


Pritam, Hritik, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma during the Pepsi IPL 2015 opening night event at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.


Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi walk the ramp during fashion show 2015 for Shabana Azmi's Mijwan Welfare Society in Mumbai.

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Actor-producer Farhan Akhtar performed at a star-studded event organised by the UN body on women's empowerment where leaders made a clarion call to end gender inequality by the year 2030.

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Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar today became the first man in UN Women's history to be appointed as its Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.

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Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey presents the IIFA 2014 Best Actress Award to Deepika Padukone in Tampa bay, Florida.

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The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag team with star athlete Milkha Singh (R) at the IIFA awards in Bay, Florida.

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Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra display creations by Manish Malhotra during a charity fashion show in Mumbai.

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Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar during a media interaction for IIFA announcement in Mumbai.

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Actress Vidya Balan Kapur with Farhan Akhtar cuts a cake during the promotion of their upcoming film "Shaadi ke side effects" in Mumbai.

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Actor Farhan Akhtar and actress Vidya Balan promote their upcoming film "Shaadi ke side effects" in Kolkata.

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Farhan Akhtar flags off the Jaipur Marathon, in Jaipur.

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Actors Vidya Balan Kapur and Farhan Akhtar pose during the first look of their upcoming film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' in Mumbai.

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Go 400 Metres Finally, one of the true heroes of independent India from any field, not only his chosen track, has his eventful life recorded in a biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Milkha Singh, who overcame horrific advers­ity to emerge a champion, talks with Farhan Akhtar at the music launch.

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The Fire-Brands time will tell if Lava, Javed Akhtar’s new poetry collection, lives up to its sudorific title. It’s a given though that Shabana’s incendiary Fire will stay the most searing of the family’s association with the flame. Farhan and Zoya haven’t gotten to playing with fire yet.


Actress Shabana Azmi with Farhan Akhtar during the Book launch of LAVA a collection of poems written by Javed Akhtar in New Delhi.

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Renewed life Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara revived some sagging Bollywood spirit

Serving Sermons To The Choir Going by the vigour Hrithik has exhibited on the promotional tour for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, one could be forgiven for thinking it’s do-or-die time for the embattled actor. Serenading near-swooning girls does not a blockbuster make.


Actors Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koelchin flag off their road tour from Mumbai to Delhi to promote their film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Actors Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Abhay Deol promote their forthcoming film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in Mumbai.

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Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar at a promotional event for their film 'Karthik Calling Karthik' in New Delhi.

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Actor Farhan Akhtar with father Javed Akhtar during the music launch of the film Karthik Calling Karthik in Mumbai.

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Farhan Akhtar celebrates with the trophy after winning the Best Male Debut award at the 10th International Indian Film Awards presentation.

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