Farhan Akhtar’s directorial Dil Chahta Hai is one immensely loved coming of age movie. Starring Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan in the lead role, the movie revolved around the lives of three friends.
Farhan who was the latest celebrity to appear on Neha Dhupia’s podcast revealed that not Aamir Khan but Akshaye Khanna was always his first choice for the film.
“Akshaye Khanna was always the first choice. He was the first guy I ever met for that film. And I actually met him at that time because I wanted to cast him in the role that Aamir eventually played. So I spoke to him for the role that was Aakash,” Farhan revealed.
Spilling the beans about his dream cast for the movie, he said, “I wanted him (Akshaye Khanna) to play Aakash. I wanted Hrithik as Sameer and I wanted Abhishek as Sid. That was my ideal casting.”
The actor also spoke about the one thing which gives him most clarity. “I find a lot more clarity when I do write. I feel like it's easier for me to say things when I write them down. When I speak at times can digress a lot more, away from the topic at hand,” Farhan said.
The actor is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Lucknow Central wherein he is essaying the role of an aspiring Bhojpuri singer. The trailer of the movie has already received a lot of positive response.