Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan has hinted that after the disheartening fate of her home production, Joker, she will work with those who will stand by her films through thick and thin.
Directed and co-produced by Farah’s husband Shirish Kunder, Joker had actors Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. But Akshay did not promote the film amid reports that he had differences with Shirish.
“Joker got a bad response. People had killed the film even before it released. What happened was not nice, lesson learnt - go ahead. When a star does not stand by the film, then it is free for all...that is all I want to say,” says Farah, without naming anybody. “You have to stand by the film, that is very important. So, you will have to work with those who will stand by the film, come what may,” she adds.
Does her statement implies that she would not work with the lead actors of Joker in the future? “I am not saying anything right now,” she says.
Meanwhile, Farah is ecstatic that her debut film as an actor — Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi — got a good response at the box office. “I think the film did pretty well. When I saw the film, I had thought it is a nice movie and that people will like it. I knew it is not going to be a blockbuster or a Rs100 crore film.
It had Boman Irani and me, so the kind of response we have got, I am pretty much happy about it,” says Farah. “I am happy to have got a good response for my performance and also my first debut actress award — the Kalakar Sangeet award from Kolkata,” she adds. However, Farah is sure that she won’t act in future. “I am serious about not acting in films. I want to direct, as it’s been two years since my last film. I will be going for a recce for outdoor locations for my upcoming film — Happy New Year,” she says.
As her stint as a judge on the reality show — India’s Got Talent — Farah says, “The best part about the show is that we get to see different kinds of talent.”