Farhan Akhtar is gearing up for a musical film LUCKNOW CENTRAL which hits the theaters this Friday. The film is about jail mates who have only one source to get out of the prison by starting a band.
He started his musical journey with ROCK ON nine years ago and since then his musical journey is unstoppable. Post that he lent his voice in ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, SHAADI KE SIDE EFECTS, WAZIR, DIL DHADKNE DO and ROCK ON 2. Farhan has quite a few films lined up but he squeezes time for music as he loves music and playing piano.
During media interactions when asked Farhan about his inclination towards music & musical films, he said, “I always enjoyed music, especially as in what starts with singing along. ROCK ON!! was a kind of tipping-point that gave me the opportunity to sing and record professionally, and it felt very good, so I decided to take it further.”
Furthermore he said, “I take my guitar along to every shoot or tour, and practice even if for just an hour every day, though it’s tough to find that time. A famous pianist once said that if you don’t practice for a day, you can make out the difference, in two days your conductor can make out the difference, and on the third day, your audience can!”
When quizzed Farhan about his role in the film as he is playing a UP rooted musician for the first time he averred, “Yes, it was a nice change playing someone from Uttar Pradesh, where my roots actually are. Understanding the social demographics and the nuances were interesting, and most of the research was done by Ranjit – the kind of clothes I should wear, my body language and so on…We saw a lot of videos, in fact I had to get the language right, I went easy on my character. I wanted to retain the dynamics of an innocent guy, who suddenly finds himself in a world he does not know and learns the way he should interact with the prisoners, the police and other things, and especially about what he should keep to himself.”
Here’s wishing Farhan Akhtar all the very best for LUCKNOW CENTRAL.