Boman Irani, who will be seen romancing choreographer-turned-actor Farah Khan in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, says he was a little uncomfortable getting close to his co-star.
Though the chemistry between Boman and Farah looks great in the trailers, the 52-year-old actor said that enacting those scenes was not an easy task for him.
“I am not very comfortable. But that’s a good thing because it is good for the character. If the character was meant to be comfortable, maybe I would have practiced more with Farah in private,” says Boman.
Farah Khan and Boman Irani
The film is about two 40-year-olds, played by Boman and Farah, who fall in love with each other.
“Our approach towards romance was all the more immature. We don’t know how one will romance at the age of 45. We didn’t know if we should be holding hands, sending messages or flowers or other things. The falling in love is clumsy and immature. Even the catching and holding hands is done in a very clumsy, bumbling fashion,”he explains.
The film traces the journey of Farhad Pastakiya (Boman), a 45-year-old Parsi bachelor working as lingerie salesman, who falls in love with Shirin Fugawala (Farah), a 40-year-old, bubbly, straightforward woman.
But all hell breaks loose when Farhad’s mother Nargis realises that her son’s dream girl is her sworn enemy.