Mumbai: In an interview with a leading daily, actor Farhan Akhtar opened about his rumoured link-ups and how laughing on those news helps him bring back normalcy in his life.
Akhtar, who will soon be seen in ‘Rock On 2’, pities on himself and all other actors who have to deal with things that are ‘untrue’ on a regular basis. "It is unfortunate that actors are forced to develop a thick skin. It is bad enough when untrue things are said. Over time, you are stripped off of the energy, battling things that have no substance. How can Ritesh and I fight over Shraddha? The idea of casting her came from him. He'd seen 'Aashiqui 2' and 'Ek Villain' and loved her voice. He was adamant that she play the role. Be it my so-called split with Ritesh or my various liaisons with women, I let it pass," he explained.
Farhan also said that rumours can really make things awkward with the actresses he has worked with. "You have to be cautious when you meet that person next time. When you work on a film, friendships are formed. It is not so clinical that once you wrap up, you don't chill together ever again. When you meet those people after long and want to catch up, you have to do it discreetly because of prying eyes. Most of those eyes are watching it from some sort of creatively tinted glasses already. I have tried hard to not let such things affect me when I am promoting [the film] with Shraddha,” he added.
The actor also spoke about rumours about him and Kalki Koelchin being in a live-in relationship. ? I was also supposedly moving in with Kalki Koechlin. She sent a hilarious message that read, 'Dude, things are moving very fast between us. Don't you think we should meet once before we move in'. It was hysterical. I responded to her saying, 'If not anything else, let's meet and discuss the colour of the walls, at least'. We laugh about such things just to normalise things. We let people have fun while we laugh and move on," he further added.
The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ star revealed that rumours have always been a part of his life, even when he was married to celebrity hair stylist Adhuna Akhtar.
His next film, Ritesh Sidhwani’s ‘Rock On 2’will be released on November 11....