Director-TV show anchor Sajid Khan, who on July 30 debuted as a judge on India’s Got Talent Khoj 2 on Colors, has come to his sister Farah Khan’s defence. A chunk of TV critics, including Sajid’s co-judge on the show, Sonali Bendre, feel that Farah’s show on Sony Entertainment called Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, now in season three, is a partial rip-off of the Got Talent format. Sajid, however, maintains it is.
"I hadn’t watched Farah’s show during its first two seasons; I was shooting Housefull at the time and saw the show in bits. And that wasn’t enough to say whether the show was a copy. Now, when I watched two episodes while being part of India’s Got Talent, I actually feel it’s not a rip off. It has one or two overlapping elements but that doesn’t make it a copy," reasons Sajid, who adores Farah’s work on the show.
"She’s an excellent judge. She keeps her show together. I think she knows her job well and executes it brilliantly. Farah had also invited me to her previous show, Dance India Dance Li’l Masters. But since it’s a show that scouts for talent, my contract with Colors did not permit me to be part of it," informs Sajid.
And what has he gifted his sister on Raksha Bandhan then? “Nothing,” chuckles Sajid. “Like every year, I gave her some money. I will take it back at the earliest. But I’d like to give some presents to my nephew and nieces. They’re very special.”