Everyone must be wondering why the choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan has picked Akshay Kumar over best friend Bollywood badsaah Shah Rukh Khan, especially when it is her first home production. The film is titled as Tees Maar Khan, which is her third directorial venture for which her husband Shirish Kunder has penned the script. Her selection is contrary to our expectations, but she says that Shah Rukh, (who starred in her two films earlier- Main Hoon Na, Om Shani Om) is ok with it. “There’s no stress between SRK and me. In fact, he’s very happy for me and our production house and has offered every kind of help that I might need while doing the film,” say Farah.
Meanwhile production of Tees Maar Khan will be joint effort of Farah-Shirish’s home production and Akshay’s production house. Talking about film, Shirish said, “I wrote this film with Akshay in mind. My first film Jaaneman was with him and we share a good rapport. Initially, I was supposed to direct Tees Maar Khan but since it’s our first home production, Farah and I decided that I’ll produce it and she’ll direct it.”
“Tees Maar Khan means a smart ass,” defines Farah. Shooting for the film will start in March next year. However to cast a female lead for the film, Farah and Shirish will go for nationwide hunt.
Meanwhile, SRK is believed to be starred in Farah next film Happy New Year. “I don’t even have a script for Happy New Year yet, so when this film came along, I decided to go ahead with it. It’s my kind of film and has everything in it – action, comedy and full masala. It’s like a readymade script for me,” adds Farah.
In a candid chat with Farah Khan on her chat show Tere Mere Beech Mein, Vivek Oberoi revealed some truths of his life including his infamous quarrel with Salman Khan, films and Aishwarya. Vivek was accompanied by Ritesh Deshmukh on the show. Promos of the show telecasted on many news channels on Thursday. However the show will be aired on Star Plus on Sunday.
During the conversation, when Vivek was asked about what made him to throw a press conference against Salman, he replied, “Uss waqt mere aaspas bahut log the aur woh apni ‘RAI’ dete the.’ Farah interrupted Vivek saying, “Accha word chunna aapne, ‘RAI’ (You choose a good word ‘RAI’
Vivek amended the word saying, “Mashwarra dete the and I went by their word. Moreover I was young that time and my father (Suresh Oberoi) too was not in town when I took that decision.”
Vivek later added that it was hurting for him when people whom he trusted didn’t stand by him during his hour of crisis. Allegedly, Vivek was dating Aishwarya Rai in 2003 just before their film together Kyon Ho Gaya Na. But later Aishwarya broke up with him.
Vivek didn’t make any direct statement against Ash, but said, “There is less plastic in Tupperware factory than our film industry. People with plastic smile and plastic heart.”
Director-choreographer Farah Khan is ready with first episode of her celebrity talk show named ‘Tere Mere Beach Mein’. The show will be aired on Star Plus on every Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Unlike other chat shows Farah’s show will not only have film celebrities but celebrities from other fields like sport, business. Also the show is not targeted only for particular audiences but for masses. Karan Johar’s KWK was in English and supposed to connect with the NRI audiences. But, Farah’s show will be in Hindi and will connect to common man.
The first episode of the show has shot with actor John Abraham and cricketer Yuvraj Singh. The sets of the show are very casual and have bohemian look. Farah and her husband Shirish Kunder’s production 3’s Company is producing the show, while best friend Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies is the line producer for the chat show.
A source said, “This show has an interesting deviation. In stead of gifting her star celebrity with presents, Farah will be gifting cheques worth Rs 1-2 lakh to needy people. In the first episode, John and Yuvraj gave away a cheque to a poor woman from Thane who had given birth to quadruplets. When Farah read about her plight in a newspaper, she sent money, her kids’ toys and clothes to them.
Like this, money will be given to one poor and deserving person every week. Farah also intends to set up a trust fund where people can donate in. It will be transparent, as Farah intends calling the people whom the money will go to, to come on the show and take it.”
The first season of the talk show is expected to run for seven weeks and comprises of14 episodes. Farah is in talks with celebrities from various walks of life. She will also carry out market research side by side like feedback from audience or what they want to see. According to insiders the celebrities which are already nod to make appearances on the show includes Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Yusuf Pathan.
The show has light-hearted, funny and lively themes. The first episode of it has a ‘male-eye-candy’ theme comprising John and Yuvraj, while the second episode has Mama’s boy theme featuring Ranbir Kapoor with mother Neetu Singh and Karan Johar with mother Hiroo. One more theme called ‘Small Town Girl’, will feature actresses Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut, who came from small towns, but are aggressive and bold.
Director-choreographer Farah Khan flew to San Francisco to offer her actor friend Shah Rukh Khan the first half of script of her forthcoming film named Happy New Year. Shah Rukh indeed was also waiting for her for the script on which she has worked for a year. By the time Farah also met Karan Johar. Well the three friends must have good time there, but what about her triplets – Czar, Diva and Anya?
“That won’t be a problem. Shirish (Farah’s husband) is very co-operative. Moreover, I am not going for too long. I will be back in 5-6 days,” answered Farah.
After her come back she will work on second half of the film. However she is planning to start shooting by the end of year.
The Australian pop star has come to India to sing a song for a movie called Blue. Blue stars actors like Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta, Rahul Dev and Zayed Khan. The song will be composed by none other than the music maestro A R Rahman and will be choreographed by our own very desi choreographer Farah Khan.
With the arrival of this international star everybody in Bollywood is excited including Farah Khan. Talking about the song’s choreography, Farah said, “It’s pop and is very Kylie. This time you won’t hear any hip hop beats. It keeps up with the Kylie Minogue kind of music where the beats are fervent, and I’m sure people are bound to like it. One more thing. It is not a music video. It is a sequence song in the film Blue, like any other progression song in the films.”
Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan is set to start a weekly chat show, while good friend Shah Rukh Khan will be the show’s line producer.
Farah Khan, who recently delivered triplets, has started a production house along with husband Shirish Kunder called Three’s Company. And their first production venture will the Farah’s weekly chat show. However, Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment will be the show’s line producer.
Talking about the production house, Farah says, “Shirish and I have three kids. So, we decided to name our production house Three’s Company. It was very kind of SRK to be the show’s line producer. Red Chillies Entertainment will look into the nitty-gritty of production. I can’t wait for the show to begin. I am very excited.”
When asked about theme of the show, Farah replied, “The show will be based on a specific topic every week. Two guests- a celebrity and a common man- will be interviewed in each episode. However, I am not inviting celebrities randomly. In fact, my regular guests Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan will not feature at least in the first three episodes.”
The show is still untitled and shooting for the show will start from January next year. It will be aired in March 2009.
Hollywood has the much popular chat show ‘Oprah’, then why should India lag behind. Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan is lined up for the desi Oprah, which will start from early next year.
When asked about the show to Farah, she said, “It’s too early to talk about it.”
Unlike the Hollywood show, this show is not limited to celebrities and socialites. It will involve people from various levels of the society and will deal with achievers, commoners, addicts and will cover taboo subjects like survivors, social causes, reformers and many subjects that aren’t discussed on Indian television freely.
But when all the celebs would love to run the Oprah, why Farah? A source said, “Farah will add her own flavour and style to the show with her unique personality. Add this to the fact that she herself is a great example of someone who has risen from nowhere to reach where she has and she is the perfect host.”
Farah Khan knows as the love director owes her success to superstar Shahrukh Khan and she is ready to cater to the demands of this super star. She is even ready to change the script or even remove a selected actor for that role.
Farah Khan recently faced huge problems for her next film “Happy New Year” as her lead actor SRK refused to shoot for the film if Amitabh Bachchan is also in the movie. The cold war between them is on and it will keep going on for a while. So Farah Khan decided that she wanted to work with SRK and not with AB, finally she removed Ab role from the movie.
Farah says, â€œYes, I am finally going ahead with Happy New Year. We have made some changes in the earlier script. The truth is, I wanted to make Happy New Year before Om Shanti Om. I plan to have an interesting cast along with Shah Rukh. But, I still havenâ€™t decided how many of the actors will be established and how many will be newcomers.â€
Farah will be start shooting for the film at the end of the year.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, has got its first Superstar and it is none other than the 2nd runner upof Indian Idol(1). Rahul Vaidya has managed to win this title making the Winner of Indian Idol, Abhijeet Sawant 1st Runner up while Harshit Saxena is the 2nd runner up. In Indian Idol 1 Rahul was one of the very strong contestant, but he did not manage to win the competition, which made his fans upset But this time surely it’s the time to party for all of Rahul’s fans as he won the prestigious title of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar and he has become the 1st Superstar of this contest(Reality Show).
In this particular show which is very special as the battle for the title Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar was between the winners and runner ups of various music reality shows, so obviously here the competition was very tough and the standard of singing was very high as all are well trained and matured singers. Vishal – Shekhar and Farah Khan judged these singing stars and was hosted by Mandira Bedi. The show had huge set of audience and was admired by lot of people, as it brought all the reality champs together. Rahul Vaidya, Abhijeet Sawant & Harshit Saxena were the three finalists who had a competition over the title.
Rahul- the winner of the 1st season of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar has won the prize money of 50 lacs. Abhijeet Sawant- the 1st runner up has won 10 lacs.