Farhan Akhtar is currently one of the most creatively versatile celebrity in Hindi filmdom, but he says that when he set out to be a director with Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, he spent time to convince people of his vision and project.
Farhan brought in a fresh breeze of air into Indian cinema with his new way of storytelling through a heart-warming story of friends with Dil Chahta Hai. He says taking a dive into the showbiz with the film, which stars Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Preity Zinta among others, was not easy.
“I was very focused when I wanted to make Dil Chahta Hai though it was difficult for me to convince people that I know how to make films and I will be able to direct and put a film together. Because I had no work at that point in time, it took me sometime to convince people about my vision and project,” Farhan said.
The actor-producer is all for optimum time management. “There is framework within which everything operates of your sensibility, of your aesthetics. For instance, when I direct or act, I don’t want people wasting time actually,” he said.Wazir will hit the screens on January 8.