Farhan is actually the cousin of Farha and Sajid Khan
Farhan Akhtar is a big fan of Vijay Anand’s flick. He has watched his each and every movies umpteen times.
Initially Farhan was having trouble with his father Javed Akhtar when he divorced Farhan’s mother Honey Irani and got married to Shabana Azmi, but soon he got over it.
Farhan Akhtar actually learned to solve the Rubik's Cube, an activity which his character in the film ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ completes in only one try.
In an effort to prepare for his role as loner introvert Karthik in ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’, Farhan Akhtar literally isolated himself at home and school and turned off his phone.
A unique promotional campaign for the film ‘Luck By Chance’ was launched by the producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani called "Auto By Chance". They have introduced 10 ‘Auto by Chance’ three-wheelers in suburban Mumbai suburbs that had transport people free of charge to the destination of their choice in the suburbs.
Zoya Akhtar casted her brother Farhan to play the lead role after it was suggested to her by director Reema Kagti. She became convinced after seeing Farhan's performance in ‘Fakir of Venice’.
Farhan had to reportedly train to get six pack abs for his sister’s Zoya Akhtar’s film ‘Luck By Chance’. He was trained by Cheetah Yagnesh, who appeared on the film as Farhan's character's trainer.
Initially Dimple Kapadia didn’t agree to do a role in ‘DIl Chahta Hai’, later Farhan Akhtar convinced actress Dimple Kapadia to come out of her retirement and to play the role of a divorcée Tara Jaiswal.
Farhan Akhtar began to work on the script of his directorial debut ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ in the year 1998, which was then released in the year 2001.
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