It’s FarOut Akhtar‘s birthday and if you don’t know why I wrote FarOut then you are obviously not a fan! But, worry not ‘coz we are gonna make one out of you.

He describes himself as a writer, director, actor, singer, songwriter, founder of MARD Initiative and UN women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. We describe him as oh-so-pretty face, intense eyes, husky-meets-sexy voice and an altogether OH-WOW guy! There isn’t a human who hasn’t known him and been uncharmed. Even Emma Watson couldn’t resist complimenting him.

Farhan Akhtar is just a guy-next-door

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After Lakshya, I surrounded myself with my buddies and got very drunk. You have to find humour in what went wrong, that acts as a shock absorber. Of course, at that time, all I could think of was “Where is the sharpest possible knife, I have wrists that need looking into.”

 

He does not believe in stereotypes

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Forget the studies that say otherwise, men and women can be just friends… It’s totally possible – and important

 

He gives the Best advice

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The best thing a man’s dad can do for him is, leave him be…

 

When he freaks out!!!

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‘Let’s go to the theatre and watch it with the crowd!’ and I was like, ‘There’s no way. If somebody starts talking in the middle of a scene I’m just going to lose it.’ For three days I pretty much stayed home alone.

 

Being a kid!

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We were on a flight back from London, and the Indian cricket team — Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar — the World Cup winning team was on our flight. So I took my little book, and I got the autographs of this entire cricket team… If there was one thing I’ve lost and could get back, that would be it.

 

Totally shuts up jerks

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We weren’t kidding about Emma

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And this is why my friends, we are so smitten by Farhan *cute* Akhtar and we know you are too! Isn’t he just adorable!? 😀

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Excerpts from GQ