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#MyDefyMoment fever takes over Bollywood, celebs recount times they refused to obey

Kick-started by former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble, #MyDefyMoment has now taken over the interest of Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar and Nidhi Agerwal. 

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 22, 2018 8:01 IST ]
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Farhan Akhtar recounts the time when he refused to obey

Kick-started by former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble, #MyDefyMoment has now taken over the interest of Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar and Nidhi Agerwal. The actor was present at the launch of sportswear brand D:FY along with Anil Kumble, Ritesh Sidhwani, Saqib Salim, Rhea Chakraborty and Nidhhi Agerwal, when he talked about his defying moment from the time of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

#MyDefyMoment is a part of the promotional campaign for a sports gear company, which helps people to share moments of their life, where they refuse to obey and do something different.

Commencing the act, Anil Kumble uploaded a photo of himself on the cricket ground, writing, "Not many of you would know this, but during my early years I was a medium pacer. However, that didn't last long, as many seniors & fellow club players told me that I had a suspect action. Instead of giving up on my dreams, I persevered. I reformed my bowling style and became a leg spinner. And for me, that was #MyDefyMoment. I am sure, like me, there are many of you out there who have had their defiant moments."

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Not many of you would know this, but during my early years I was a medium pacer. However that didn't last long, as many seniors & fellow club players told me that I had a suspect action. Instead of giving up on my dreams, I persevered. I reformed my bowling style, and became a leg spinner. And for me, that was #MyDefyMoment. I am sure, like me, there are many of you out there who have had their defiant moments. Let's get this movement of positivity rolling. I would like to nominate @faroutakhtar , @ritesh_sid and all my fans to join this movement and share their defiant moment using the hashtag #MyDefyMoment. If you'd like to hear more defiance moments like mine, follow @DFYSport. As the first truly Indian sports brand they're here to bring inspirational gear at honest prices, and they've got a big surpirse for the best moments. So, are you ready to #GetSetDefy?

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Revealing his defiant moment in a long note, Farhan took to Instagram and uploaded a snap of himself and Indian track and field athlete Milkha Singh and wrote, "Thank you to the legendary @anil.kumble for nominating my name to share #MyDefyMoment. It was at the press conference in Chandigarh to announce my playing the role of Milkha Singh. A journalist openly asked Rakeysh Mehra, the director if he'd made a wrong choice in casting me in the titular role. I wasn't an athlete, wasn't Sikh, have lived in a city all my life, nor do I speak Punjabi."

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Thank you to the legendary @anil.kumble for nominating my name to share #MyDefyMoment. It was at the press conference in Chandigarh to announce my playing the role of Milkha Singh. A journalist openly asked Rakeysh Mehra, the director if he’d made a wrong choice in casting me in the titular role. I wasn’t an athlete, wasn’t Sikh, have lived in a city all my life, nor do I speak Punjabi. Rakeysh answered in my defence but that question fuelled my determination to be the best Milkha I could be. To give every ounce of energy I had to creating a believable portrayal. It was one of the toughest experiences of my life but worth every drop of sweat. Although my first reaction to that journalists question was feeling annoyed, I thank her for lighting the fire that pushed me to defy that perception. We all have such moments in our lives.. so #GetSetDefy and be the best version of yourself. I further nominate @nidhhiagerwal to share her Defy moment. @DFYSport

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"Rakeysh answered in my defense but that question fuelled my determination to be the best Milkha I could be. To give every ounce of energy I had to create a believable portrayal. It was one of the toughest experiences of my life but worth every drop of sweat. Although my first reaction to that journalist's question was feeling annoyed, I thank her for lighting the fire that pushed me to defy that perception. We all have such moments in our lives.. so #GetSetDefy and be the best version of yourself.

I further nominate @nidhhiagerwal to share her Defy moment," he added.

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Thank you rockstar @faroutakhtar for nominating me to share my #MyDefyMoment I have always been obsessed with cinema, becoming an actor was an impossible dream coming from nowhere. It took me a lot of courage and ofcourse being crazy to think I could actually become one and leave home to pursue my dream. I have defied a lot of family, friends, critics, naysayers along the way. From leaving my comfort zone to performing everyday and working on myself to getting better each day. I have faced so many big and small defy moments and come out stronger. And today I feel the strongest I have ever been. So #GetSetDefy as dreams do come true if you have the spirit of a fighter. I further nominate @chayakkineni and @akkineniakhil to share their defy moments. And all of you guys to share them too. @DFYsport

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Nominated by Farhan, Munna Michael star Nidhhi Agerwal wrote, "I have always been obsessed with cinema, becoming an actor was an impossible dream coming from nowhere. It took me a lot of courage and of course being crazy to think I could actually become one and leave home to pursue my dream. I have defied a lot of family, friends, critics, naysayers along the way. From leaving my comfort zone to performing every day and working on myself to getting better each day. I have faced so many big and small defy moments and come out stronger. And today I feel the strongest I have ever been."

Filmmaker Ritesh Sidhwani also wrote, "The defying moment of my life was when I decided to leave the comfort of my family business to pursue my passion which was to make films and I am glad that I was persistent about chasing what I believed in. Today when I look back, I know I have made the right choice. I'm sure there are a lot of you out there who have already had a defying moment, why don't you let me in on yours by using #MyDefyMoment and commenting below."

 

(With ANI Inputs)

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