How Saroj Khan’s loss was Farah’s gain

Sayoni Sinha
5 June 2013

Here’s what the ace choreographer-director has to say about her journey in Bollywood
 
Farah Khan’s ‘riches to rags’ story is straight out of a Bollywood film. Ask her about that and she jokes, “A really bad Bollywood script.” In conversation with noted journalist Indu Mirani  at ‘Boss Dialogues’, Farah was at her candid best as she spoke about her life and how her brother Sajid Khan went through a phase where they were afraid that he might turn out to be a juvenile delinquent.

“That made me grow up really fast,” she admitted. But all Bollywood scripts have a happy ending and her journey from choreographer to director has been an eventful one. “I have to thank Sarojji [Khan] for not showing up on the sets of Jo Jeeta Woh Sikander,” she says with a laugh. “I went from fourth assistant to
choreographer that day.”

Farah had brought along her assistant choreographer Kiran for the interactive session. He demonstrated moves that certain stars should do or moves that stars should never do. When an audience member asked
her if there is a particular move that Kareena Kapoor should not do, pat came the answer, “She should not do.”

As the audience laughed, Farah continued to speak in her characteristic forthright manner. “Vidya Balan?” she was asked. She looked at her choreographer and said ‘Tu baith jaa!’

As for her favourite star Shah Rukh Khan, Farah joked that they are the ideal combination for collaborations. “I spend too little and he spends too much,” she joked.


 

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