I had pure riches to rags childhood: Farah Khan
Farah Khan recently opened up about her pre-fame life for the very first time at the show Boss Dialogues, which is hosted by Indu Mirani. The Bollywood filmmaker asserted that her and her brother Sajid Khan's childhood was a 'pure riches to rags' story, after their father's one film flopped.Updated: Jun 02, 2013, 14:46 IST
Farah Khan recently opened up about her pre-fame life for the very first time at the show Boss Dialogues, which is hosted by Indu Mirani.
The Bollywood filmmaker asserted that her and her brother Sajid Khan's childhood was a 'pure riches to rags' story, after their father's one film flopped.
"For Sajid and me we have seen the best of Bollywood in the sense till I was of 5 years old. My father was very rich and we use to have parties and all the stars use to come home but then there was one film, which my father made, and that was Aisa Bhi Hota Hai where he had put all his money and it failed on the Friday morning. It was literally riches to rags story like the way it happens in film," Farah said.
Farah said that their gramophone, her mother's jewellery, all was gone over the years and they were just left with a 500 sq foot of flat only because the house was in her mother's name and her father could not sell it.
The 48-year-old asserted that she gets angry whenever people tell her that she came from a privileged background.
"And from there to my father's death, he died with just 30 rupees in his pocket. So when people tell me that you come from a privileged background I really want to get up and give them a tight slap because it was just those 30 rupees and I had to run around and ask for money for his funeral," the mum-of-three insisted.
The actress believes that destiny played a huge part in her becoming a choreographer. "So from there, then struggle and I got into dancing. I would say that destiny plays a very important role also. Though you have to be prepared for it, I was really into dancing and choreography. And self taught because I had no money to get into film school or even dancing class. My regret is that I have never learned any form of dance officially which does hinder me," she said.
Speaking on the occasion, she got quite nostalgic and talked about her career struggle and her first break. "Then I forced Mansoor Khan to keep me as assistance, I literally hounded him and I had to thank Saroj ji because she didn't turn up on the shoot of Jo Jita Wohi Sikandar. And that's how it always happens, someone doesn't turn up and there is always someone waiting in the wing," she said.