Does Karthik Calling Karthik feature Farhan Akhtar in a double role? The actor isn’t willing to reveal, just yet. ‘All I can tell you is I play a lonely introverted character down on his luck, unsure and inarticulate. Everyone takes advantage of the guy I play.’ says Farhan.
Continuing in the same breath, the director turned actor adds ‘Karthik isn’t a geek. Something happened in his childhood to make him the way he is. This guy is just an introvert.’
Will he ever work under other producers, as every film that has Farhan has acted in have been produced under his own banner ‘I’ve no issues working for any producer as long as the project and its backers are rock-solid. An actor’s worst nightmare is if his project stalls midway. With Karthik Calling Karthik for the first time my company is co-producing a film with another company called Magic Bean. Director Vijay Lalvani came to me with the offer to act and co-produce the film.’
Karthik Calling Karthik which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shefali Shah releases on February 26th 2010.