Farhan Akhtar, who celebrates his birthday today, certainly had a great year last year. 2014 saw him bagging not one or two but five Best Actor awards for his iconic performance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Not just the awards, but the appreciation from Jaya Bachchan and Milkha Singhji himself is a testimony to how amazingly he did. But awards and Bollywood aside, Farhan soared in 2014 for many other noble reasons. It is now loud and clear that Farhan Akhtar is definitely the ultimate ladies’ man.
As we are celebrating Farhan 41st Birthday today, let us look at some of the awesome things Farhan did last year that made us all go awwww and left us impressed all over again.
Sometime in September while Dil Dhadakne Do was shooting in Mumbai, Excel Entertainment’s gesture of making sure all their lady staff reach home safe made news. On days they pack up late, they ensure that the women on the set are dropped home safely. The women are hence assured that any possibility of misfortune is kept at bay. Ritesh Sidhwani deserves the credit for this initiative as well.
An amazing song that makes our hair stand on end for the right reasons. It’s like you automatically feel your arms stretch and touch the sky. The main point, however, is the fact that the song is not just championing women rights but is a shout out for all women to go out there and get their talents and passion known via the internet. This campaign was a collaboration with Google. The initiative aims to help 50 million women in India have access to the internet by the end of 2014.
Farhan Akhtar is the first ever man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador in the history of United Nations (UN). He was elected as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia (HeForShe Campaign). This makes us so proud of him. Emma Watson and Michael Bolton too came out to applaud his initiative. Adhuna Akhtar could not be a prouder wife! Watch the video to learn more about the initiative.
Adhuna looked ever so lovely during the launch of a new b:blunt salon at Mumbai and who was a better guest of honour if not the ever-so-loyal Farhan himself? The reason I added this into this list is because as the saying goes, “charity begins at home” and Farhan’s spirit in supporting his wife’s efforts is amazing. He truly practices what he preaches. Have a look at the video below of an interview from the event – you get to see how cute they look together:
The world was heartbroken to hear of the gruesome shooting of innocent school children at Peshawar on the 16th of December 2014. Bollywood actors also shared their disgust for this degraded act. Farhan went a step further and put down his thoughts in a heart wrenching poem. It was so beautifully written and only went on to strengthen our love for him. Farhan totally makes us feel the need to at least try to make this world a better place. You have to read it!
So! Daboo finally launched his calendar and we caught Farhan in pink. It’s almost like a testimony to closing the year saying, “I am a He for She.” A very clever concept and sure to go down well with everyone. Soon pink might be the new black for men!
Having said all that, let us not forget that Farhan Akhtar is also your ultimate bro! After all, he made Dil Chahta Hai like no one else could have. Once again, here’s to Farhan 41st birthday and we wish him only the best in life!