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Farhan Akhtar: Didn’t attend award shows for Dil Chahta Hai, was scared people would ask me to speak on stage

Farhan Akhtar’s a pure on stage, and that’s one thing just about everybody agrees with. And a testomony to that is his reside shows- his band Farhan Stay lately accomplished 10 years because it’s inception. Even within the award reveals he has hosted, he by no means fails to make individuals chortle.

Which is why it’s shocking when he reveals that he has come a great distance with regards to talking on stage. “I used to be not snug talking on stage. If I’m going down and doing music, I do know what I’m supposed to take action it’s simple for me. If I’ve a dialog with you, it’s nonetheless simple as a result of we’re engaged in that. But when someone says ‘go on stage and communicate to the group for 25 minutes’, there’s part of me that all the time wonders ‘why are they thinking about what I’ve to say? What am I going to do, give a PPT presentation?’ That stuff unnerves me,” laughs the 49-year-old.

However he’s in a career paradoxically which requires him to talk to individuals on a regular basis. Akhtar continues, “I come ready for that. While you play a personality, you lose inhibitions as a result of the character permits you that. It’s a wierd psychological factor which occurs. It’s simpler when I’m a personality. If one thing makes you nervous, it is best to do it extra so you’ll be able to ease it out.”

He cites an instance of internet hosting award reveals. “It slowly however absolutely helped me recover from it. However after I take into consideration years of Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya… DCH gained a few awards. I didn’t even attend these reveals as a result of I used to be scared I may need to go up and say one thing. So I didn’t go!,” the actor will get candid.

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