Though she is an A-list director today, Farah Khan spent most of her Bollywood career as a successful choreographer.
So when she visited the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (JDJ) 5 with co-star Boman Irani to promote their upcoming movie Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi recently, she couldn’t help but judge the choreographers.
The result: she was thoroughly impressed. And actor Rashmi Desai’s choreographer Deepak Singh walked away with an unexpected reward.
Deepak performed a fusion of samba and some Bollywood dance forms, which prompted Farah to applaud his style. She loved it so much that she immediately offered him an opportunity to work with her in the next film she makes.
A very excited Deepak says, “I still can’t believe that my dream has come true. I wanted to work with her for the longest time and now to have her on the show and praise me is a big achievement. She told me that if she had known that I had wanted to work with her, she would’ve given me a break a long time ago. I was dumbfounded when she told me that I’d be working with her on her next project.”
A big fan of Farah’s, Deepak was focussed on this week’s dance performance and it seems his partner Rashmi was his lucky charm. In an earlier season, Deepak had partnered with actor Prachi Desai, who won the trophy. In this season, he teamed up with Pratyusha Banerjee, who was eliminated due to an illness in the fourth round. He returned to the show with Rashmi as a wildcard entry and got the big-break he had been waiting for.