A promotional trailer for the upcoming episode of Arbaaz Khan’s chat show, Pinch’s second season, has been dropped online and Farhan Akhtar’s reaction has meant comments about him. The full episode will be shown on Wednesday.
The first comment stated that Farhan was a “failed hero” and only had one song, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and that the movie only succeeded because it was about the late athlete Milkha Singh. He replied, “Failed heroine ke zariye aapko Milkha ji ki kahani dekhne mil gayi, ussi se main khush hoon (I am glad to see Milkha ji’s story through this failed actor)”. He mocked another comment criticizing “phati hui awaaz (husky voice)”.
When asked about his and his sister Zoya Akhtar’s reaction to the career split between their father Javed Akhtar and Arbaaz’s father Salim Khan, Farhan said, “I find it amazing that everything that happened between Salim Saab and my father, never reached us.” Salim Javed formed the screenwriting duo. Legendary in the 70s and 80s and together they worked in films like Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay and Yaadon Ki Baarat.
Farhan said every social media user should get a little thicker skin. Also talk about how loyal fans are to a celebrity, but trolls will criticize anyone and everyone.
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“Don 3 Banau, Shady after Maine Kar Lina (Make Don 3 first, you can marry later),” one of the comments directed at Farhan. He talked about the “love-hate relationship” he shares with these people and how they say, “Oh yar please give me a don 3”, and followed it up with abuse in the same post.
Farhan will soon be returning as a director after more than a decade with a road trip movie called J Lo Zara, starring Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt. The movie will be released in 2023.