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Farhan Akhtar’s Special Role In Sister Zoya Akhtar’s New Film

Farhan Akhtar

So far Farhan Akhtar has  played the lead  in  all the three directorial ventures of his sister Zoya.

“And very frankly, I can’t imagine  not  being in her film.And I am sure feels the same way,”  Farhan  had mentioned  to me in an  unguarded moment during our lunch together.

And  now it seems his words have proved prophetic. Just when  there was news that Zoya was all set to direct a film with Ranveer Singh and not her brother Farhan, the news has been  qualified by a heartening rider.

“Farhan too has a role in Zoya’s new film Gullie Boys, though it’s not the lead. Ranveer Singh who played the lead in Zoya’s last film Dil Dhadakne Do has been  cast as the lead in Gullie Boys. If you remember Farhan had an extended guest appearance in Dil Dhadakne Do. He came into the film mid-way in a  very important role.  His presence in Gullie boys would be somewhat similar. Off-centre, and yet vital,” says a source close to the Akhtars.

With Farhan  joining the  Gullie Boys cast, the film now has three star-musicians in the lead. All the three actors in the film Ranveer, Farhan and Alia  Bhatt can rap and sing.

For those who came  in  late, Gullie Boys is the story  of street rappers. Zoya’s directorial debut Luck By Chance starred Farhan as a Bollywood struggler. Her post-debut film Zindagi Na  Milegi Dobaara featured Farhan with Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol as three buddies on a road trip.

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