Right from the start, shehas shared a fantastic equation with both the Khans — Shah Rukh and Salman. In fact, even when the two were apparently at loggerheads, film-maker Farah Khan stayed in touch with both of them. And she insists that neither stopped her from doing the same.
“People ask, ‘Did you have to choose between Salman and SRK?,’ but it never came from either of them. Never have they asked me, ‘Why are you going to the other’s house?’ or ‘Why are you going to his farm for his birthday bash?’ or ‘Why are you doing ‘Munni badnaam hui’ (Dabangg; 2010) when you are working on my film?’ Neither of the two ever put any pressure on me,” says Farah.
The film-maker goes on to call Salman “very chilled”. She adds, “Even when I took over Bigg Boss, Salman supported me. When he was out on bail recently, I didn’t go [to his house] when the press was there. I went on a day when he was alone, and we chatted for an hour. Recently, he said in an interview that I should do Bigg Boss since my TRPs were better [than when he hosted the show]. Only Salman can admit to that,” she says.
Farah shares a similar equation with SRK. “When I go to Dubai, I stay at his villa. I just have to call Gauri (Khan; Shah Rukh Khan’s wife) to inform her. At office (SRK’s production house), my room is kept as is, so that I can start my next whenever I want to. He has told me clearly, ‘Make what you want. Even if I am not in it, I will produce it,’” says Farah, adding that she is “writing a smaller movie” now. “But one can never predict if a big film will happen in the middle or not,” she says.