Get up, close and personal with Farhan Akhtar during 'The Boss Dialogues'
Even though Mumbai is the capital of the film industry, it is nearly impossible for cinemagoers and fans to interact with their favourite stars and directors in a personal, intimate space. A unique new event offers you the chance to chat up your favourite star and director Farhan Akhtar this month.
The Boss Dialogues is a platform to meet your favourite A-list directors who have given us some of the most successful, exciting films recently. They’re the Boss – the boss of the art of storytelling, holding the audience spellbound with their choice and range of subjects, their wit and articulate intelligence. They have changed the face of Indian cinema and have a wealth of anecdotes, insights and experiences that are waiting to be shared.
The first guest is the witty and articulate Farhan Akhtar. As an actor, director, musician, singer, he is the natural choice to kick off the series on April 20. The next session is with the enormously entertaining Farah Khan on May 31.
Renowned film journalist Indu Mirani, who has 35 years of experience in the industry, knows the fraternity intimately. As the host, she establishes a comfort zone for the celebrities to speak candidly and bring out various facets of their personality, their creative process and their body of work. The relaxed but meaningful dialogue is followed by a Q&A session where the audience can ask pointed questions, engage and debate with the director. The director will also showcase an edited scene from one of his films which was cut at the editing table. In Farhan's case it is an unseen much-loved scene from his iconic Dil Chahta Hai.
The venue is celebrity artist Julius Macwan’s Art Residency Last Ship in Chuim Village, Bandra. The quaint bungalow will be home to the set design by artist Amrita Bagchi and she will recreate a cosy study to facilitate an intimate ambiance and a relaxed, no reservations conversation.
The fab folks at Indigo Bistro and Deli will present to Farhan a hamper of their mouth watering delicacies. The interactive session is followed by complimentary beer sampling of international beers by The Pint Room and a funky set by DJ EFFRT aka Kenneth Lobo, who gets the party going as guests mingle with Farhan.
And finally, Ranjit Dahiya of Bollywood Art Project will create a lifesize oil on canvas painting of the director’s most iconic film character. For Farhan Akhtar, of course, Don is the most fascinating character to capture on canvas. Bollywood Art Project has garnered much attention for their murals of Madhubala, Amitabh Bachchan, Anarkali, Mogambo and others to celebrate 100 years of cinema.
Catch The Boss Dialogues with Farhan Akhtar on April 20, 5.30 pm at Last Ship, Chuim Village, Bandra West. Tickets: Rs 1000 inclusive of the interactive talk, beer tasting and after party. Directions: Take the lane opposite Out of the Blue, pass Quantum Park. It’s the colourful gate opposite the Hanuman Temple. Limited seating, tickets available at Bagel Shop, Bandra.