Ahead of ‘Toofan’, a look at Farhan Akhtar’s finest on-screen characters

A unique look into the workings of the film industry, Farhan portrayed Vikram, an aspiring actor who arrives in Mumbai to participate in the race to stardom. Vikram, a self-aware character, highlights how no one in reality is black or white, but we all are essentially grey. He, therefore, does what is best for him staying true to the survival of the fittest narrative. Farhan’s understated performance holds the layered and wide-ranging 2009 film in place, making us feel the making of an actor in showbiz.