Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar says that audience is now bored of fantasy films. Farhan is looking forward for his upcoming movie titled “Lucknow Central”, which is an upcoming Indian Bollywood comedy film, directed by Ranjit Tiwari and produced by Nikkhil Advani, under the banner of Emmay Entertainment. The film will star Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy and Uday Tikekar in the lead. The movie also features Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal. The film will be released worldwide on September 15, 2017.
His upcoming movie “Lucknow Central” is all about a music band of prisoners. He feels that the audience has evolved them so much with the fantasy movies which focus on real issues and are very much inspired by their surroundings.
Actor Farhan Akhtar has started his directorial debut in 2001 with the movie titled “Dil Chahta Hai” and he has spent a long time in the film industry. About the evolution of story telling in the Bollywood film industry Farhan says he believes that the stories which are presented in the Bollywood film industry follow a cyclic format which has an evolution. About this Farhan says, “And it’s a good thing that our audience, writers, and producers want to talk about our people, they want us to talk about our issues.”
Moreover, he added, “A few years ago, it was the age of NRIs, love stories were very popular. Everyone was eager to witness the presentation of romance and the world of fantasies was blooming. Maybe the audience is now bored of fantasies to some extent and they want to learn about themselves now, share our issues with each other.”
Farhan feels that in the present time when content driven cinema is ruling the most and a lot of stories in the Indian ethos are seeing the light of the day. Farhan says, “The evolution of story telling or any industry is a gradual process and doesn’t take place overnight. I think at this moment, the film industry has started feeling that there is a scarcity of ideas, so people will enter in the film industry from (different) places. He added, “There was a time when a lot of people entered the industry from Delhi… Actors, directors, and writers, so a lot of film over the stretch of two to three years were based in Delhi, some three or four years ago. At a given time, almost 15 films were being shot in Delhi.”
Farhan says that now people are bored from Delhi and they are now looking for some other places. There are many writers which are coming up from places like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and many other and they are making stories which are influenced by what they have seen in their social environment. He feels that he is lucky that he is able to interact with such people with fresh ideas and he get a chance to collaborate with them and which help them bring their ideas on screen.
Talking much about his upcoming movie ‘Lucknow Central’, which is set against the backdrop of a jail, is the story of an inmate who is wrongfully put behind bars and is forced to opt for the unlawful path to get his much-deserved freedom. Moreover, the movie is said to be a strong, emotional and dramatic film about jail escape. It is also about dreams and aspirations, innocence and guilt. There is a lot of hope and it will make one believe in the human spirit. Farhan has given a great performance in the film.
Farhan has also directed movies like ‘Lakshya’, ‘Don: The Chase Begins’ and ‘Don 2’, along with this he has also featured in the movies like ‘Rock On!!’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’.