October 7, 2013 06:32:11 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
With SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS moving to Valentine Day release next year, Farhan Akhtar has managed to find more time available in order to relax and rejuvenate. However, unlike most B-Town celebrities who prefer to take a long European or American holiday, Farhan prefers it in short, but regular bursts, by driving down to good old Lonavala instead.
"He has a bungalow there which was recently done up. Since his wife (Adhuna) is also a working professional (she is a hairstylist) and daughters (Shakya and Akira) are studying, long vacations have to be exceptions. Hence he finds time in his schedule, especially during weekends, to make his regular trips to Lonavala instead. He is always accompanied by his immediate family and that also ensures that there is a good connect and bonding time for the family," informs a friend.
The year gone by has been particularly tough for Farhan. If BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG consumed a lot of his time right through it's making, its promotion too required constant attention from him, hence keeping him away from family for long durations. Moreover, the film was a physically excruciating affair as well and hence it was imperative that he went through a de-toxication drive.
"Farhan truly believes that nature is the best healer and this is what he propagates to his friends and family members as well," the friend adds, "He is one of those fortunate ones to own their own property in Lonavala so it further helps. While this allows him to be far away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, he also finds serenity in his quiet pad, and solace in the company of his close ones."
With festive season ensuing and more holidays coming in till the New Year arrives, hence resulting in school holidays for his children, Farhan's visits to his nature side bungalow is all set to soar further.