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[(February 2009) On why his film Luck by Chance
(2009) was found too slow paced by viewers] It's a different pace, I agree. All films will have a different pace. It's important for the audience to view a movie as it is meant to be. You can't go in to a movie with a pre-conceived notion that I want to go in and have fun or something. You have to understand what a film is. Life, 'as' a film, ...
In an interview on the talk show "The Lounge" with Simone Singh
(on the Indian channel CNBC-TV18), Akhtar said that when he left college, he spent about two years at home and did nothing productive. During those two years, he watched about two films daily. Akhtar said that it was this period of his life which allowed him to connect with Karan Shergill, the protagonist of Lakshya
(2004). Lakshya, ...
His every movie features one duet song, through the lyrics of which the lead characters are conversing or debating over something (e.g. the song 'Jaane Kyun' in Dil Chahta Hai
(2001), 'Agar Main Kahoon' in Lakshya
(2004) and 'Aaj ki Raat' in Don (2006))