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Farah Khan gets chatty over new flick

Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 14, 2013
First Published: 18:20 IST(14/3/2013) | Last Updated: 14:40 IST(26/3/2013)

Farah Khan , who will be directing actor Shah Rukh Khan for the third time in her next venture, Happy New Year (HNY), can’t contain her excitement. “It’s going to be the biggest movie of our careers in terms of scale and production. We will be working together after a very long time. I’m really looking forward to it,” she says. The two have earlier collaborated on films like Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007).

 The 48-year-old filmmaker dismisses rumours about actor Priyanka Chopra playing the lead in HNY. “I recently shot an ad film with her. That’s how these rumours started. I love PeeCee. I have worked with her in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Dostana (2008) and she also had a cameo in OSO. But I haven’t signed anyone yet. It’s a big budget movie, that’s why we are not in a hurry,” she says

Farah is also thrilled about the fact that her film OSO will open at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. “They are paying tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. The film is an ode to Hindi cinema. Also, I’ll be judging a dance competition which will have both Indian and Australian participants. So it’s great,” she adds. Expressing her disappointment over SRK and Deepika Padukone not accompanying her to the festival, choreographer-turned-director says, “I wish they could come but they are really tied up with their upcoming film Chennai Express.”

Apart from work, Farah’s 5-year-old triplets (son Czar and daughters Diva and Anya) keep her busy. “They are great. It’s not difficult to juggle between family and work,” she concludes.

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