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Farhan Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar, Director, Luck By Chance

The Zoya Effect

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs By Abheet Gidwani

Luck By Chance (LBC), a film visualised in Goa, worked on for seven years, which finally saw daylight in 2009, catapulted debut writer-director Zoya Akhtar into tinsel-town limelight. Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani’s daughter and Farhan Akhtar’s sister has the Midas touch herself, with a self confidence that appears to be cultivated from over a decade of hard work. Verve finds her enjoying the journey
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Farhan Akhtar, Bollywood Actor, Producer, Director, Rock On!!!, DIl Chahta Hai

Rocking Star

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph By Abheet Gidwani

Heady from the unprecedented success of Rock On!! Bollywood’s latest poster child of youth cinema, Farhan Akhtar talks to Verve about his kind of movies, juggling family life with work and how genes make a difference
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Koel Purie, Bollywood Actress

Drama Queen

Photographs by Akash Mehta. Styling and Text by Hina Oomer-Ahmed. Make-up and hair by Meghna Butani

The most striking thing about Koel Purie is her incredible energy. This is reflected in every part of her life beginning with her home which is a palette of bright blues, pinks and reds. Recovering from an all-night shoot for her latest film, Koel is her effervescent self, chatting about how shuttling between London, Mumbai, Delhi and Goa, when she has some time off has become a way of life for her. Currently working on editing her own film, preparing for the release of Amal, at the London International Film Festival and shooting for Farhan Akhtar’s Rock On, Koel Purie’s on a roll this year. And that’s just the way she likes it
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