Farhan Akhtar: Being Honest To The Character Was Greatest Challenge

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Farhan Akhtar talks about the hardest challenge he faced portraying Aisha Choudhary's father in The Sky Is Pink, reveals what he derived from the character.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

After a grand TIFF debut, 'The Sky Is Pink' is now all set for a theatrical release. Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Rohit Saraf and the captain of the ship Shonali Bose have kick-started promotions in India and the off-screen boding of the stunning star cast has raised the expectations of the audience. 

'The Sky Is Pink' team recently spoke to Republic Media Network and during the exclusive conversation, actor Farhan Akhtar opened up about the challenges he faced while essaying the character in the film. The actor, who will be seen essaying the role of Aisha Choudhary's father Niren Chaudhary aka Panda in the film, said that being honest with the character was the greatest challenge for him.

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"Being honest with the character was the greatest challenge. Because in the writing as well as Shonali's direction, there is a lot of sensitivity and nuance, and there are a lot of things people just need to feel and experience without you having to vocalize it," Farhan Akhtar said.

Further hailing director Shonali Bose, he said, "So, to be able to bring that out, it was very important to have someone we trusted immensely behind the lens- that is, of course, Shonali."

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During the conversation, Farhan Akhtar further revealed how his perception of Niren changed when they finally met. He said while he thought Niren in real life will be serious and gloomy, he turned out to be completely full of life.

When asked about what he derived from the character he is playing in 'The Sky Is Pink', he said, "I do feel there are a lot of things that Niren enjoys that I do too, like his love for music, travel, food, and conversation, sports. When we met, we had a lot of things in common to talk about. He is a very very cool guy, and that was a nice thing to see, because when you hear the story or read that script, you think you are going to meet someone who is really serious and life kind off aged him in a certain way, maybe a little bit cynical or pessimistic about things. But he is not. He is completely full of life, very enthusiastic and always wanting to do something. I find that very infectious and amazing about him."

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The Sky Is Pink

Directed by Shonali Bose, 'The Sky Is Pink' is a love story of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary's parents, played by Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar. 'Dangal' actress Zaira Wasim, who recently quit acting, is essaying the role of Aisha in the film. Rohit Saraf is also a part of the cast.

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'The Sky Is Pink' narrates an incredible love saga spanning over 25 years, which is narrated through the lens of their teenage daughter - Aisha (Zaira Wasim). Aisha became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. The upcoming venture premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13 and received a standing ovation from the audience post-screening. The initial reviews of 'The Sky Is Pink' describe it as an emotional rollercoaster packed with heart-touching moments. 



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