Mar 282018
 

It is said that Farhan Akhtar did so in the wake of the Facebook data breach row

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar

Yesterday, Farhan Akhtar deleted his Facebook account. The actor-producer-singer announced it on Twitter. He wrote, “This is to inform you that I have permanently deleted my personal Facebook account. However, the verified FarhanAkhtarLive page is still active (sic).”

Though he did not spell out the reason, it is said that the actor did so in the wake of the Facebook data breach row. Facebook is facing the heat after a British consulting company was allegedly accused of accessing data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission.

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Mar 102018
 

Farhan Akhtar recently performed in Cuttack, Odisha, with his band, apparently becoming the first Bollywood star to perform there

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar has been touring the country with his band, Farhan Akhtar Live. He recently performed in Cuttack, Odisha, apparently becoming the first Bollywood star to perform in the city. A source says, “A lot of fans turned up for Farhan’s show because the people of Cuttack were craving for a film star to visit the city. Farhan was overwhelmed and he treated them to his hits.”

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Mar 032018
 

While in Lucknow recently for his concert, Farhan was heard confessing to people around him that he was most kicked about performing in Lucknow. There is an emotional connection to that

Farhan Akhtar

While in Lucknow recently for his concert, Farhan was heard confessing to people around him that he was most kicked about performing in Lucknow. There is an emotional connection to that.

A lot of his favourite poets come from Lucknow like Majas. Even his father, Javed Akhtar comes from Lucknow. This is the place is very special to him. More so emotionally.

Farhan Akhtar has told his team that whenever there is any request from Lucknow, if the window works out, he will definitely make it.

The Lucknow concert of Farhan specifically received tremendous response from the audience.

Farhan recently had a 13 city tour across the country with his music band Farhan live where he also spoke about the cause closest to his heart, MARD.

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Feb 212018
 

As the Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau visited India, the multi-talented personality of our entertainment industry; Farhan Akhtar was invited for an event hosted in the honour of the guest, which he attended

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Picture Courtesy: Twitter/@FarOutAkhtar.

As the Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau visited India, the multi-talented personality of our entertainment industry; Farhan Akhtar was invited for an event hosted in the honour of the guest, which he attended.

Dressed in a black outfit, Farhan Akhtar took to his social media platforms and shared a picture with the Prime Minister and wrote, “Was an honour and a pleasure to meet the Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, @justinpjtrudeau & his lovely wife, Sophie. His leadership in the discourse for ending gender discrimination serves as constant inspiration to us all. Thank you to the Respected High Commissioner for Canada to India, for the invite.”

Was an honour & a pleasure to meet the Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, @JustinTrudeau & his lovely wife, Sophie.
Sir, your leadership in the discourse for ending gender discrimination serves as constant inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/BfzrEsL6wB

— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar)
February 20, 2018

Farhan Akhtar confessed about getting inspired by the Prime Minister’s leadership in the area of ending gender discrimination.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan Meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau And His Family

In the personal capacity, Farhan Akhtar has been working towards this social issue since about 5 years now, with his initiative MARD, Men against Rape and Discrimination. He has represented the voice of numerous concerned men on the significant issue of gender equality and violence against women and girls in India through his campaigns.

He is very determined about spreading awareness of this social issue and working towards bringing about changes in the society with his dialogues with the masses.

Farhan Akhtar was also announced as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. He is the first man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador in the organization’s history.

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Jan 232018
 

For as long as Farhan Akhtar has been serenading fans at live events, he’s also given them a peek into his fitness prowess

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar

For as long as Farhan Akhtar has been serenading fans at live events, he’s also given them a peek into his fitness prowess. Video streaming sites – dating to as long ago as 2013 – are peppered with clips of the singer-actor pulling off as many as 50 to 100 push-ups in the midst of gigs. In an interview to mid-day, the actor attributes his uncanny quirk to the desire of deriving an adrenaline rush for his act.

“[Workouts] give me the energy I require [to perform on] stage,” Akhtar says. Having abided by this ritual before performing for MTV Unplugged recently, Akhtar says, “Working out is a ritual I follow before performing on stage. The regimen keeps the mind and body refreshed.” At the musical event, Akhtar belted out hits like Atrangi Yaari, Hawan Kund and Galla Goodiyan. But it is the tribute that he paid to the late Kishore Kumar with Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaaghi Si that made his act “special”. “He has impacted me as an artiste,” says Akhtar.

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Dec 092017
 

Farhan Akhtar takes fitness seriously, but he says it’s important to understand the importance of having a health insurance. “We live in a stressful world

Farhan Akhtar takes fitness seriously, but he says it’s important to understand the importance of having a health insurance. “We live in a stressful world. When we talk about our parents’ generation, the times were different. The world is so fast now. If we see the lives of people and their sleeping patterns, health issues start at a younger age as compared to the past. So, it’s important to plan and be careful,” he says.

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Dec 022017
 

In the last few months, rumoured couple Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor were spotted together on several occasions. But if sources are to be believed, the Rock On 2 actors’ relationship seems to have hit a rough patch

In the last few months, rumoured couple Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor were spotted together on several occasions. But if sources are to be believed, the Rock On 2 actors’ relationship seems to have hit a rough patch. Apparently, the problems have resulted in a delay of Kapoor’s next film, backed by Akhtar’s banner. Sources say that there’s no certainty if the movie will still star the Aashiqui 2 actor.

Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor

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Nov 262017
 

Farhan Akhtar is a football enthusiast

Akira Akhtar
Akira Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is a football enthusiast. He recently promoted a tournament that aims at promoting the sport and find talented youngsters. While he urged people to promote football in India, his younger daughter, Akira Akhtar, is already doing her bit.

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar

Farhan shared a picture of Akira, in which she is seen on the ground. He wrote, “Let the children play… #funtimes #football #akistagram.” Seeing the picture, we can make out that the little one isn’t pleased with her father disturbing her practise session.

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Nov 222017
 

While all eyes were drawn at the goings-on at a Mumbai concert, part of Farhan Akhtar’s Mard campaign, we couldn’t help but notice that the badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, looked inarguably different. We can’t put a finger on what piqued our interest – the hair, probably – but, our eyes were unfailingly drawn to his skin, which looked younger. What do you use, SRK?

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

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Nov 192017
 

Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar ‘hopes’ two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar does not accept the gold medal, which he clinched in the National Wrestling Championship without even breaking a sweat. Back in action after three-long years, Sushil fought just at the first and the second rounds before he was declared the ultimate winner in the 74kg category of the event, held in Indore, as three of his challengers wrestlers, including the finalist, Praveen Rana, offered him walkovers.

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar

However, the ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ star, who does not seem convinced with the triumph, took to Twitter to voice out his opinion. ‘I hold @WrestlerSushil in high regard for all he has achieved through hard work, discipline, blood and sweat. Sincerely hope he does not accept the gold in this manner. It’s not sportsmanlike,’ he tweeted. It should be noted the three opponents also touched Sushil’s feet while giving him a walkover as their tribute to India’s greatest individual Olympian.

After Sushil lifted the national gold, fighting for just two minutes and 55 seconds in five matches, the referee reportedly applauded the gesture of the wrestlers and said: ‘Yeh hai Bharat ki kushti ki parampara’ (This is the tradition of Indian wrestling). Finalist Rana, who was sent to the 2016 Rio Olympics by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) following the Narsingh-Sushil controversy, gave a walkover to the two-time Olympic medallist citing a thigh injury. The two other wrestlers Sushil faced earlier in the day were Sachin Rathi of Uttar Pradesh and Praveen of Haryana.

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