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[(February 2009) On the title sequence of his sister's film Luck by Chance
(2009), which presents very humanely the crew working behind the scenes in films] At the end of the day when you are working, that's the truth of it. I mean glamour is something that comes from adulation by people who idolize their stars from watching their movies. That adds to glamour. But when you are working, today ...
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, ...
Most of his movies feature a protagonist who is a coming of age person, who is very naive and immature and through the course of the film has a drastic transformation mentally turning out to become a very mature and responsible character (e.g. Dil Chahta Hai
(2004) and Rock On!!