Farhan Akhtar in 'Rock On!!' 

There are no two opinions on the fact that Farhan Akhtar is one multi-talented personality in Bollywood. He entered Bollywood at the age of 17 as an assistant to directors and cinematographers. He went on to make his directorial debut in the year 2001 with his film ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ which was a big success. This film especially turned popular and proved to be a cult movie in the following years. It is still considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made in Bollywood.

But, after continuing to showcase his storytelling skills with ‘Lakshya’ and ‘Don’, Farhan yet again cast his spell. And this time he mesmerised us with his voice and acting which we still can’t get over. He also proved his mettle in acting and even playback singing by making his debut in ‘Rock On!!’. And it was today on August 29, when this film was released that introduced us to the new side of this talented person. (Also Read: Farhan Akhtar connects with his cousins for the first time in his ancestral village)

Talking about the film, it was yet another cult film which left a deep impression and has been rocking our hearts ever since its release. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, it starred Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai (her debut in Bollywood), Shahana Goswami and Luke Kenny as well. The film was critically acclaimed but had an average performance at the box office. However, it is still remembered for its rocking and soulful songs composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy like ‘Socha Hai’, ‘Pichle Saat Dinon Mein’, ‘Rock On!!’ title track and ‘Tum Ho Toh’, all sung by none other than Farhan Akhtar.

After the release of the film, the music of the film and especially Farhan’s voice became a rage. The actor’s performance was nothing short of a revelation. He went on to win many awards that year in the category of Best Male Debut and Best Male Playback Singer as well.

Indeed, the intense and heart-touching performance and that magical voice in ‘Rock On!!’ will remain in our hearts forever. And hence, this day will always be a special one which introduced Farhan Akhtar, the actor and singer to us.