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Farhan turns cop.. twice!

Farhan Akhtar

By HT

Mumbai, Sept. 26 -- Recent reports revealed that Farhan Akhtar will be seen playing a police officer in Rahul Dholakia's next, opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Now, we've come to know that he'll be turning cop in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next as well. A source close to the actorfilm- maker, says, "Although Farhan has directed Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) - which saw actors play police officers - he has never essayed the role of a cop himself. And he is very excited to take the first step in a new direction. It will surely be challenging for him."

Chopra's film, which will be directed by Bejoy Nambiar, will also star veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, and will feature Farhan as a member of the Anti- Terrorist Squad.

The insider adds, "Farhan feels that it will be challenging for him to portray a policeman because he has never played such a character before. This (Bejoy's film) will be a more commercial project for him." Despite repeated attempts, Farhan couldn't be reached for a comment.