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Farhan Akhtar feels “lucky” to be a filmmaker, find out why



On Tuesday, Farhan Akhtar, whose next film, “Jee Le Zaraa,” marks his directorial return after more than a decade, spoke about the craft of filmmaking.
Farhan posted an Instagram photo of himself holding a camera and a message.
Occasionally, he would reflect on the privilege of being a filmmaker and write, “Every once in a while I stop and think about how lucky we film makers are.. to think up a story and then connect with like minded dreamers to bring that story to life.. to get to share what once lived just in the mind with the world and hopefully.. hopefully.. elicit the intended emotional response.”
He continued, “I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Either in front of or behind the lens. Totally irrelevant. If only it involves telling tales. We’ll meet up at the theater.

For his latest film, “Jee Le Zaraa,” Farhan Akhtar is scouting locations in Rajasthan.
Farhan posted a photo of himself exploring the Rajasthani deserts on Instagram on Thursday.
With the hashtags “#locationscout” and “#jeelezaraa” he was “searching for gold” in the state of Rajasthan.
The screenplay was co-written by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Zoya Akhtar, and Farhan will also serve as the film’s director.
Following in the footsteps of films like “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” the film looks to be another tale of friendship. Leading roles in the upcoming film will be played by Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, and Alia Bhatt.
Farhan has not directed a film in over a decade, but with “Jee Le Zaraa,” he is back behind the camera. The films “Dil Chahta Hai,” “Don,” and “Don 2” were all directed by him before.

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