Is Farhan Akhtar a better actor or filmmaker?

How will Farhan Akhtar manage being an actor, producer, and a director? Will be become a youth icon? Tarot has some important advice – read on…

The actor

Farhan Akhtar essays the role of Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Releasing in July, this film will bring with it immense accolades for both Farhan and its makers. But the Eight of Swords and the Ten of Wands suggest that this film may take too many artistic liberties which may not impress a section of people. Despite this, the Queen of Pentacles reassures box office success and appreciation.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects, starring Farhan opposite Vidya Balan will have a strong opening, but the Five of Wands hints at tough competition at the box office. Hence, promotions closer to the time will be important. Tarot tip: The Queen of Cups explains the importance of targeting and pulling female audiences during publicity.

The producer

As a producer Farhan will generally do well and in fact the World and Lovers card suggest international collaborations that will help the production company to grow. But the company, Excel Entertainment does stifle itself through wayward planning, hence by being better organised and taking more calculated risks, the Ace of Pentacles promises new successes.

Fukrey will have a good opening but the Eight and Nine of Swords do show a drop in collections and therefore it may not be able to sustain its start. A lot of damage control can be done through an improvement in television promos.

The director

It will be financially and creatively far more satisfying for Farhan to be directing soon. He thrives in his work when he’s in control, which is why the Strength card is reinforcing the importance of him getting back into direction. Although the years ahead will be quite temperamental and taxing on him, but its his own directorial venture that will keep things afloat.

The Wheel of Fortune and the Ace of Swords show how blessed Farhan is as a director – he knows how to use the right formulae and get the desired reactions. In the coming times he will present interesting storylines in unexpected and creatively stimulating fashion.

Youth icon:

Being an icon comes quite naturally to him. He doesn’t make an effort, but only follows what he believes in. The High Priestess and the Empress card both explain his natural ability to be instinctive and to feel for causes, such as MARD (Men Against Rape & Discrimination). Such endeavours will keep the youth connected to him and he will continue to grow such organisations.

Overall, Farhan does have a lot on his plate, but he is a natural multi-tasker. Although the next two years (2014 and 2015) are tough for him, he will fight them out strongly and overcome personal and professional challenges quite well.

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