Filmmaker, choreographer Farah Khan recently completed three decades in the industry. She took a walk through memory when her film Tees Maar Khan was poorly received. Although the film did well at the box office, Farah said she didn’t feel like leaving home. (Read also: Farah Khan hits Vicky Kaushal and team with her ‘epic’ thumka†
Tees Maar Khan starred in Akshay Kumara and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. While Farah was directing the film, it was written by her husband, Shirish Kunder and his brother, Ashmith Kunder. The song Sheila Ki Jawani was a huge hit and received Farah the Filmfare award for best choreography.
Talking about how Tees Maar Khan affected her, Farah told Bombay Times: “I still remember Tees Maar Khan being ripped apart and even though people said a lot about it, the movie made money. I’ve been a fighter and a survivor After Tees Maar Khan I didn’t want to go out even though I won an award for Sheila Ki Jawani’s choreography My mother-in-law encouraged me to go for it So, through time and the ups and downs, I got older and wiser, and I had children.”
Farah claimed she is no longer insecure about her job. However, it seems that she has no immediate plans to put the director’s cap back on. “I’m in a comfort zone today. I haven’t made a movie in a few years, but I’ve been busy doing shows, acting in advertisements or directing commercials. I have found my own zone to work where I feel comfortable and still be as busy as I want to be. I wanted to spend time with my children. And yet, despite it slowing down, the only time we really chilled out together was during the lockdown,” Farah explained why she no longer makes films.
Farah made her directorial debut in 2004 with Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen and Suniel Shetty’s hit movie Main Hoon Na. Her last directed film was Happy New Year. She also hosted the famous talk show Tere Mere Beach Mein. Later, Farah appeared as a judge in reality TV shows including Indian Idol – Season 1 and 2 – Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Dance India Dance Li’l Masters. She was last seen in Dance Deewane Juniors.
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