Farah Khan

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

She is the first woman chore­og­ra­pher­turned- di­rec­tor to openly em­brace the Man­mo­han De­sai for­mula of masala films. Be­fore she stepped in, women di­rec­tors like Sai Paran­jpye were known for sen­si­tive and real­is­tic films. Farah Khan made her film larger- than- life with all the quin­tes­sen­tial Bol­ly­wood in­gre­di­ents like the rein­car­na­tion theme, lost and found melo­drama, the song- dance rou­tine, ac­tion — the works and is un­apolo­getic about it. Her next, Happy New Year brings her hit Om Shanti Om pair Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone to­gether again af­ter Chen­nai Ex­press. Two years ago, Farah made her act­ing de­but in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, which got her rave re­views. Her heart, how­ever, lies in di­rect­ing and she chore­ographs oc­ca­sion­ally for close friends and brother Sa­jid Khan.

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