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Farhan Akhtar Revisits Goa’s Chapora Fort From Debut Film Dil Chahta Hai: ‘A Lot Has Changed But…’

Last Updated: December 10, 2023, 11:42 IST

Farhan Akhtar recently visited Goa’s Chapora Fort

Farhan Akhtar took fans on a nostalgic ride as he revisited Goa’s Chapora Fort – the place where he shot his debut film Dil Chahta Hai.

Farhan Akhtar recently took a trip down the memory lane, and was all things nostalgic visiting Goa’s Chapora Fort. An iconic scene from his directorial debut film, Dil Chahta Hai was shot here. The movie starred Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles. Farhan visited the spot and also penned a heartfelt note reliving the memories. Farhan also revealed, it was also the first time in 23 years that he again visited the place.

The note read, “First time back at Chapora Fort since we filmed Akash, Sid and Sameer talking about life. That was 23 years ago. A lot has changed but the warm, sea-salt infused Goan air remains the same. Some places are just magical. ♥️.”

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Dil Chahta Hai is considered to be one of the most iconic movies to have emerged from the Indian subcontinent. Written and directed by Farhan Akhtar, the coming-of-age romance film focused on a significant transition period in the romantic lives of three college-graduate friends played by Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Akshaye Khanna. It also featured Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia.

Critically, Dil Chahta Hai garnered positive reviews, with some believing that it broke new ground by introducing a realistic portrayal of Indian youth. Dil Chahta Hai has received several accolades upon release, including two National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Farhan Akhtar is back to his directorial chair with one of the most anticipated and big projects, Don 3. The film will see Ranveer Singh taking the Don reboot franchise forward after Shah Rukh Khan played the beloved character in the previous two instalments of the franchise. Fans of the franchise had mixed responses about the casting. While some held that there could not be a Don film without Shah Rukh, others pointed out that Shah Rukh had also faced similar criticism when he took on the role after Amitabh Bachchan and ended up nailing the character.

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