Farhan Akhtar must be blessed as he has got an opportunity to show case his talent in a film, LUCKY BY CHANCE, which again has an urban setting, and is coming in the wake of the awards that have been conferred on him in the recently concluded Screen Awards. The memory of his presence is still fresh in the minds of the audience on account of the serial that he is anchoring on NDTV Imagine, and in which he has featured the stars with whom he has worked either as a director or as an actor, a sort of rewind of his career through these stars.
LUCKY BY CHANCE could be lucky for Farhan Akhtar on account of the fact that he would be co-starring in this film along with Hrithik Roshan and both these stars have been known for stylizations that they bring into their character either themselves or through their mannerisms. As a matter of fact Farhan introduced stylization in a new manner with his film LAKSHAYA and popularized the concept of carrying shoulder sling bag, which he had further underlined as a fashion statement in DIL CHAHTA HAI.
For that matter Excel Entertainment, the company, which is producing the film, has been synonymous with introduction of stylization in a refreshing way on to the silver screen in the country. Their last offering DON is a live testimony towards stylization and it is one of the few instances where Shah Rukh Khan has been given a new persona and it has not yet been attempted with the same passion thence.
It is the first film being directed by Zoya Akhtar, and going by the track records of the female directors from the last year, and the new approach that they brought to the subjects, LUCKY BY CHANCE would also be an interesting subject to look forward to. It is return to urbanism once again, and an urbanism that is slowly emerging as the aspect with which the youth of the present times identify to.