Farhan Akhtar has the perfect response to Abhay Deol's comments on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Abhay Deol previously called out award functions for not nominating him as a lead actor in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

By Apoorv Shandilya, June 29, 2020 18:30 IST

Actor and producer Farhan Akhtar keeps himself away from rumours and speculations. Akhtar isn't one for controversy and is rarely heard speaking about others in the industry. Recently Abhay Deol involved Farhan Akhtar in a controversial comment surrounding Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Deol called out award functions for snubbing Farhan and himself from the title of lead actor.
 
Abhay wrote, 'I would like to mention that almost all the award functions demoted me and Farhan from main leads and nominated us as 'supporting actors'. Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif were nominated as 'actors in a leading role'. So by the industry's own logic, this was a film about a man and a woman falling in love, with the man supported by his friends for whatever decisions he takes.”
 
Rightfully so Abhay wasn't too happy about this and revealed that he stopped going to award functions ever since. However this isn't how Farhan Akhtar feels about award functions and fake titles. In a conclave with India Today Farhan Akhtar once said, 'Your are constantly hearing about some rat race and everybody is fighting each other to some kind of spot which does not exist. I mean the fact is you have to believe in yourself, you have to work sincerely, work hard.'
 
The actor said that it isn't in his profession to run behind fame and magazine covers. He said, 'If that is your larger interest, I really feel that you are in the wrong profession. You’re not here for that. Have you come here to be an actor, director, singer, music composer, or have you come here to be a reality star? Have you come here to be just, I don’t know, a star?'
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, released in 2011. Need to chant this title to myself everyday nowadays! Also a great watch when anxious or stressed. I would like to mention that almost all the award functions demoted me and Farhan from main leads, and nominated us as “supporting actors”. Hrithik and Katrina were nominated as “actors in a leading role”. So by the industry’s own logic, this was a film about a man and a woman falling in love, with the man supported by his friends for whatever decisions he takes. There are many covert and overt ways in which people in the industry lobby against you. In this case it was shamelessly overt. I of course boycotted the awards but Farhan was ok with it. #familyfareawards Very creative artwork @kalakkii

A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Jun 19, 2020 at 3:15am PDT

CREDITS: INDIA TODAY, INSTAGRAM

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