Ever since the news of his separation from his wife of 15 years emerged, Farhan Akhtar’s personal life has been surrounded by rumours of link-ups with his co-actors. The actor-singer-filmmaker only laughs at it and says people sometimes confuse onscreen chemistry of actors with their real life.
Farhan, who announced in January his separation from his celebrity hairstylist wife Adhuna Bhabani, with whom he shares two daughters –Shakya and Akira – has been linked to his Wazir co-star Aditi Rao Hydari, his Rock On!! 2 actor Shraddha Kapoor and even with Kalki Koechlin, with whom he worked in the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Asked why actors end up in the midst of such link-up rumours in the first place, Farhan said, “Well, I really don’t know why the rumours spread like fire and why the rumours have started. I guess people enjoy what they watch on screen and feel the chemistry that is happening on screen... maybe (they) confuse it with what is happening in real life.”
Farhan and Adhuna had issued a joint statement to declare their mutual and amicable decision of ending their marriage and had stated that their priority remains to be their children. Farhan has since been busy with his new projects –whether it is filming Rock On!! 2 or his music journey. In fact, for International Women’s Day, he came up with a new song dedicated to the ladies, and said that it was inspired by a painting by his younger daughter. The 42-year-old said: “I don’t agree that (Bollywood) music is only about girls, alcohol and parties. There is a lot of music that is not about those things.”