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My favourite dance style is the one that happens after three shots of vodka: Farah Khan at her funniest

Filmmaker and ace choreographer Farah Khan says that the biggest risk she took was getting married

brunch Updated: Sep 24, 2017 00:13 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Farah Khan,Lip Sing Battle,Sajid Khan
Farah Khan would have loved to choreograph for Kishore Kumar. She wears a dress from Zara, shoes from Aldo and a neck-piece by Cult Curator (Hair styling by Kunda )(Raj K Raj )
  • Date of birth: January 9
  • Place of birth: Mumbai
  • Sun sign: Capricorn
  • Home town:Mumbai
  • School/college: St. Teresa’s Convent School/St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • First break: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
  • High point of your life: A dosa joint right behind my building

If not a choreographer and director, you would have been...?

Very poor!

Your all-time favourite dance style is…?

The one that happens after three shots of Vodka.

What’s the best thing about choreographing for Bollywood?

You get to travel all over the world and make them do ridiculous steps on top of pyramids and under glaciers.

A funny anecdote from your college days…?

I dressed up as Michael Jackson for my college prom.

If you had to choreograph for an actor of yesteryears, who would you pick?

Kishore Kumar. I wouldn’t have to teach him anything, I would just sit back and enjoy.

An old song that you love for its choreography?

Hoton pe aisi baat main dabaake chali aayi.

The best part about having Sania Mirza as a friend is…?

She is quite bitchy which I like and she is very down to earth.

The best and worst thing about having Sajid (Khan) as a sibling is…?

Best thing is that he makes me laugh when we are in public and the worst is that at home, he makes me cry.

What makes your husband (Shirish Kunder) so funny on Twitter?

He is a man of few words and Twitter suits him just fine. He gets 140 characters and he doesn’t even have to open his mouth.

What’s the best thing about marriage?

Kids, and the fact that you have someone to annoy.

What’s taking up your time right now?

I’m hosting my new show, Lip Sing Battle.

What’s the best thing about your kids?

My lap is never empty and I get group discounts at most places.

The best way to connect with your fans is…

Through television.

What are you most active on – Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?

I’m most active on WhatsApp.

Your dream destination is …?

Anywhere with Tom Cruise.

The biggest risk you have ever taken…?


Songs these actors should lip sync to
  • Shah Rukh Khan: Sexy sexy sexy mujhe log bole (Khuddar - 1994)
  • Ranveer Singh: Meri pant bhi sexy (Dulaara - 1994)
  • Deepika Padukone: Dhal gaya din (Humjoli - 1970)
  • Priyanka Chopra: Hum toh chale pardes hum pardesi ho gaye (Sargam - 1979)


From HT Brunch, September 24, 2017

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First Published: Sep 24, 2017 00:13 IST