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Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, whose last directorial venture was the 2011-released Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Don 2, wants to get back to direction by next year.

Actor-film-maker Farhan Akhtar, who launched a social campaign - MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) - after the Delhi gang rape on December 16 2012, feels that things are looking up with regards to women's safety in India.

Travelling is a crucial part of a Bollywood star's life, and Farhan Akhtar is no exception.    But the film-maker-turned actor is extremely protective of the women in his entourage - his manager and hairstylist.

Ever since Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees has been in news, rumours about the other stars have been doing the rounds. Farhan Akhtar, who will produce the film, was also said to be working in it. However, now, Farhan puts the rumours to rest, saying he is not acting in the movie

Anand Gandhi's Ship Of Theseus has been adjudged as the best feature film for the 61st National Film Awards, while Hansal Mehta has been named for best direction for the movie Shahid. The winners were announced here on Wednesday.

The winners of the 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. It had some big names while many others were independent filmmakers trying to get a toehold in the film industry.

Filmmaker Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which has already garnered several awards, claimed nine technical awards at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2014 being held here.

Actor-film-maker Farhan Akhtar, who won a number of awards this year for his role in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), was pleasantly surprised to bag the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Ratna Award recently.