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I don’t get Farah’s cinema: Shirish Kunder

Robin Bansal, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 17, 2011
First Published: 16:43 IST(17/3/2011) | Last Updated: 00:29 IST(18/3/2011)
He might be a doting husband to his director wife Farah Khan, but when it comes to work, filmmaker Shirish Kunder says they have different philosophies.

“I don’t understand Farah’s kind of cinema because I don’t make her kind of films. I experiment more, while her films are Bollywood-ish and larger than life,” says Kunder, who is wielding the megaphone for his Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Joker, a 3D venture.

The 38–year-old further says the couple doesn’t interfere in each other’s work. “We don’t get into each other’s area. I don’t advice her on her films and she doesn’t do that to me. We don’t tell each other how to do our work. I just tell her that I’m doing a film and that’s about it,” says the father of three.

Ask him about his forthcoming flick, and he says, “Joker has elements of sci-fi and a lot of humour and drama. It is very unusual in what we are doing, and not something that is usually seen here ( in Bollywood).”

“It is an underdog story about how individuals make it big in life and in the process, get help from aliens from a fictional planet,” he adds. Will Joker give Bollywood a new Jadoo after Koi… Mil Gaya? “The benchmark keeps changing until a new one comes, and hopefully, a better one.”

 Kunder was also pepped about the title of his project.

 “Earlier, I was working on a superhero film by the same name, but that didn’t happen. So I wrote a new script and the title suited this film too,” he reveals.
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