It was in 2001 when we watched Akash, Sameer and Sid lazing on the parapet wall of the old Goan fort. And we instantly knew we were watching a cult classic. 16 years later, Dil Chahta Hai has become a bible for friends and friendship. Thanks to the man who, in spite of being immensely privileged to become a Bollywood hero – chose to “Make” that film. And thanks to the man Farhan Akhtar, every year, year after year, we are getting new milestones and benchmarks to do something different and meaningful out of our lives. Be it singing a rock song or growing those hair like a Sikh or even getting divorced with all that dignity and elegance. Farhan Akhtar is that ultimate combination of intelligence, class and dedication. A thinking woman’s ideal man, he is loved as much for his mind as for his fitness. Undoubtedly, he has a heart of gold which beats for his family and friends. And here are some of the many things he has done so far which has given us mortal beings some new benchmarks for life.

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