5 Fun Facts About Farhan Akhtar And Annu Kapoor-Starrer Film The Fakir Of Venice

The Fakir of Venice was supposed to be Farhan Akhtar's acting debut film. Scroll further to read more interesting facts about the film.

1. The Fakir of Venice stars Farhan Akhtar and veteran Annu Kapoor in the lead roles

Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor in a scene from The Fakir of Venice
Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor in a scene from The Fakir of Venice. (Source: ZEE5)
Son of renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar, it comes as no surprise that Farhan Akhtar is a great writer. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree after all. However, the dynamic filmmaker devoted nearly two decades of his life to direction – initially as an assistant director and finally as the director with Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. After dedicating all these years, 2008 saw the rise of Farhan as an actor and singer with Rock On!! Albeit the movie is listed as his official debut film, did you know it was not supposed to be that way? Farhan was originally scheduled to debut with The Fakir of Venice.
However, the movie never saw the light of the day and so did Farhan’s actual acting debut. Ten years on, the Homies Adajania flick got released and is now streaming on ZEE5 starting today. In case you are planning to watch the film, read up a few fun facts about it here:
The Fakir of Venice features a fresh and unusual pairing of Farhan Akhtar and veteran Annu Kapoor in the lead roles.

2. A.R. Rahman's music

Annu Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in a scene from The Fakir of Venice
Annu Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in a scene from The Fakir of Venice. (Source: ZEE5)

The film carries music composed by Academy and Grammy-winning maestro A.R. Rahman. Bet this is one of the reasons to look forward to The Fakir of Venice!

3. The release of The Fakir of Venice was pushed due to production issues

Farhan Akhtar Annu Kapoor in a scene from The Fakir of Venice film
Farhan Akhtar Annu Kapoor in a scene from The Fakir of Venice. (Source: ZEE5)

Farhan Akhtar had shot for The Fakir of Venice even before his official debut film Rock On!! released in theatres. Directed by Anand Surapur, the film was said to have been delayed because of production issues.

4. Farhan Akhtar plays Adi Contractor, Annu Kapoor plays Sattar

The Fakir of Venice poster
(Source: Twitter)

The Fakir of Venice is a 2019 drama movie starring Farhan Akhtar as 29-year-old Adi, a con man. He is asked to find a Fakir who can bury himself in the sand for an art installation in Venice. Adi passes off Sattar, a poor slum dweller played by Annu Kapoor from Mumbai and takes him for a real Fakir. Ad flies Sattar to Europe, conning the art world successfully.

5. The Fakir of Venice traces human relationships

A still from The Fakir of Venice
(Source: Twitter)

The storyline of The Fakir of Venice revolves around a strange relationship developed between the two characters who carry out the deception. Their needs and goals are different, their lives are poles apart and thus, their reactions to situations are as distinguished as chalk and cheese.

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