After a disappointing performance of Rock On 2 at the box office, Farhan Akhtar is currently busy with the shoot of Anand Surapur’s The Fakir of Venice. The 43-year-old actor was recently filming near the border area but got into trouble when the security forces stationed there caught him with a monkey in his car.
Apparently, the actor was driving along with a monkey and was caught by the cops who had no idea who he was. Farhan reportedly had a hard time convincing them that it was for a film and they were shooting a sequence.
Farhan plays the role of a production executive in the movie, which chronicles his unusual project of finding a holy saint who could stay under sand with only his hands visible outside.
According to a report in a leading daily, it has recently been surfaced that The Fakir of Venice was supposed to be Farhan’s debut as an actor and not Rock On (2008).
A source has told a daily, “An offbeat film, it would also mark the debut of director Anand Surapur, had it released then. However, with no definite plan for it, especially in India, it languished in obscurity for years. Rock On!! came and went.”
The flick also stars Kamal Sindhu, Annu Kapoor, German actor Mathieu Carrier and Italian actress Valentina Carnelutti.
Produced by Punit Desai, it has been shot in Mumbai, Banaras, Ladakh and Venice.
Apart from The Fakir of Venice, Farhan is prepping up for another interesting project Lucknow Central. Helmed by Ranjit Tiwari, the movie also stars Diana Penty.