Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar, beside being a versatile artist, is also known to be a champion of feminism and equality. On the occasion of Father’s Day, the actor-director released a heartwarming short film, bringing acclaimed actress Vidya Balan’s father, Balan, to the spotlight.
The father-daughter duo explored their life and the difficulties they’d faced, eventually overcoming all the hurdles with much aplomb.
And Bollywood seems to be mighty impressed by the initiative, dropping generous praises on the video.
A must watch this Father's Day! So moved, inspired, empowered & filled with love after watching this. He is just like my dad 😊❤️ https://t.co/9puBYcjjqb— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) June 18, 2017
Balan, 71, who started off as a typist, spoke of his struggles and how his daughter had come to his rescue. The proud father also credited his daughter for chasing her dreams and coming out victorious in a predominantly male-dominated industry.
"I'm sure he had the fears because of the big, bad world of cinema but he never once discouraged me. He always said, whatever you do, do to the best of your abilities. The best thing about my parents is that they never had preconceived notions about anything,” Vidya revealed, speaking about her family.
Watch the video here: