She has made some of the biggest Bollywood stars dance to her tunes but when it comes to picking up a personal favourite, director-choreographer Farah Khan says it will always be Govinda.
“For me, Govinda is the ultimate Bollywood dancer. I can’t see anyone beyond him. You can show me the most technical dancer but the fun that you have in watching him can’t be matched. I can see him dancing for hours,” Farah said.
She thinks it is hard to match the rhythm and abandon that Govinda channels in his songs.
“I like Prabhudheva, Saroj ji... She was the queen in ‘80s and ‘90s. Her songs are unmatchable. Shiamak Davar is very good and then there are Remo (D’Souza) and Bosco-Caesar. Vaibhavi is great with classical Indian songs. There are so many. I like songs, not a particular style,” she added.
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Farah, who recently choreographed Baby ko bass from Sultan, says though such outings are rare, she is always up for a challenge. “I don’t do much choreography these days. Before Sultan, the last song that I did was Gerua. I only accept such assignments when there is an unusual situation or there is something very interesting. I am not in the race for choreography now.
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“I have choreographed a song for Rangoon. It is on a new girl but I really enjoyed doing that number. Similarly, I enjoyed working with Jackie Chan,” she said.
Farah added that the Chinese superstar surprised her with his dancing chops. “With Chan, it was super fun. You would think that he would not know how to dance but he did well and enjoyed it a lot. He told me he always wanted to do a Bollywood-inspired dance.”
On the directing front, Farah has completed the script of her next film, which will be produced by superstar good friend Shah Rukh Khan.
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