Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Farhan Akhtar not upset with Naseeruddin Shah’s criticism of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’

Farhan Akhtar Naseeruddin Shah had slammed 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' as a fake film and rubbished Farhan Akhtar's performance in it.
Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: February 23, 2014 1:22 pm

Farhan Akhtar is not upset with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s comment that ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is a fake film and instead believes in focussing on good feedback about the movie.

Naseeruddin Shah had slammed ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ as a fake film and rubbished Farhan Akhtar’s performance in it.

“No (I am not upset)… To each his own… It is his point of view and he has a way of how a performance should be like. Everyone has their own point of view. I want to focus on the positive,” Farhan said.

“For me what is important is what majority of the audience feel, what director feels and what Milkhaji and his family feel. As long as they are happy, I am happy. There will be many people who will find fault in you… One must take it in his stride,” he said.

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ chronicled the life of former legendary athlete Milkha Singh in which Farhan played the role of the ‘Flying Sikh’. The film created a stir at the box office and crossed the Rs 100 crore mark.

Actress Shabana Azmi and writer Prasoon Joshi have spoken in defence of the film and the actor, saying they don’t agree with Shah’s opinion on it.

At almost every award function, Farhan has been getting the best actor award and he is quite happy with the adulation that is coming his way.

“I feel very happy with the recognition the film is receiving, whether it is from the audience, fraternity people or the awards. It feels good when your work gets recognised,” he said.

Though a lot of actors question the credibility of awards, Farhan doesn’t conform to it.

“Everybody has their own take on what awards mean to them. I don’t want to comment on what others think. Since the last 14 years, whenever possible, I have attended award functions as much as I can, be it to give awards or applaud other people’s achievements. I choose to enjoy the moment,” he added.

Farhan will be seen next in ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’.

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