As Farhan Akhtar turns 39 today, here are some fun facts about him that you might not know.
The man is terrified of cockroaches.
His upcoming film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is set to release on July 12, which is exactly a day after his last film, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, released last year.
He can never scuba dive because of a bad sinus condition.
Post college, Farhan refused to work for a long time. In fact, he spent two years just watching films, day in and day out on VHS. He called it his film school course for two years.
The script of his film 'Dil Chahta Hai' was inspired by his friendship with actor Uday Chopra. The friendship hit a rough patch when the two families had a rift, due to disagreements over the script of 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'.
In 'Karthik Calling Karthik', his character was often shown to be fascinated by a Rubik's cube. The method actor became obsessed with mastering its puzzle, and was spotted in his car, at theatres or even in his office, hunched over the cube. He could eventually challenge anyone to beat him at his game!
His hairstylist wife Adhuna Bhabani, now Adhuna Akhtar is responsible for many hair make- overs in lead characters in Farhan's films. Preity Zinta's chic perm and Aamir's funky spikes in Dil Chahta Hai, Hrithik's crew cut in Lakshya and Shah Rukh Khan's sloppy mop in Don are a few such cuts.
The one thing that he wished he was a part of was the popular band, 'The Beatles'. He would have loved to be the fifth Beatle.