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Don’t have competitive streak in me, says Farhan Akhtar


Mumbai: Actor Farhan Akhtar says he neither believes in number game nor has any wish to give competition to any one in the film industry.

“I don’t have this competitive streak in me where I have to do better than the others. I hope everybody does good work as there is space for everyone as an actor. I hope everybody does well,” Farhan told PTI in an interview here.

“I don’t believe in this rat race of one, two and three. I hope we collaborate and encourage each other in choices of work that we do. So most of my friends in the industry, we don’t discuss business (box office numbers) or other things like that. We discuss performances,” he said.

In his soon-to-be-released film “Wazir”, Farhan plays an ATS officer and the actor did not leave any stone unturned to get into the skin of his character.

“I did research on how they (ATS officer) train, studied the protocol they follow, the body language, the way they talk and sit, conceal what is that they are thinking while talking to someone. All these things were so nice to bring to the character of Danish Khan,” he said.

Farhan may have directed action films in past, but it was his first stint with the genre as an actor and according to him he had a fabulous time while shooting.

“I had great time doing action. I have directed action in films, worked closely with action directors. I did not feel out of the place,” he said.

Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra was working on “Wazir” since 1980 and narrated the idea to Farhan while he was working on “Lakshya”.

“He (Chopra) told me he is writing a script and will send it after which I did not hear from him for a very long time. After that I heard from him recently,” Farhan said.

On her co-star Aditi Rao Hydari, he says, “I have seen few people who work like her. She fills the screen. She is very competent and easy to work with. She is very professional (and) comes well prepared,” he added.


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