Actor, director, screen writer, singer – the talented Farhan Akhtar carries many different shades.
On the occasion of his 47th birthday, let’s have a fun throwback to his CULT CLASSIC movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ .
Starring Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol in the lead, the fun and adventure-filled ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ is a movie that redefined friendship. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the comedy-drama showed the beautiful journey of 3 friends who go on a trip to Spain, learn to confront their fears and strengthen their bond with each other.
Here are 7 Interesting Facts About Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara:
1) Title Tales
The title of the movie was derived from Farhan Akhtar’s song ‘Rock On’ which had the lyrics ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’.
They were going to keep the phrase as it is but Javed Akhtar told them to structure it properly. Hence, the title was tweaked to ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’.
Interestingly, the initial title of the movie was ‘Running with the Bulls’!
2) Casting Chakkar
Farhan Akhtar was initially going to direct the movie and he had planned on roping in Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Vivek Oberoi. However, that didn’t work out.
Later when the project was revived and Zoya Akhtar became the director – she offered Ranbir Kapoor the role of Arjun and Imran Khan was offered to play Kabir. But both of them turned her down and eventually Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol joined Farhan as the final casting.
3) Phobia Mismatch
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara had an interesting contradiction up its sleeve. Farhan’s character in the movie – Imran Qureshi is shown to have acrophobia (phobia of heights). He confronts his fear by skydiving.
But in real life, Farhan is actually a certified skydiver! Even Hrithik Roshan, who played the aquaphobic (fear of water) Arjun, is a certified scuba diver.