FARAH SET TO SHOW­CASE MORE RE­AL­ITY

While re­al­ity show is ready, talks on film will ma­te­ri­alise soon, says the chore­og­ra­pher-turned-film­maker

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Farah Khan loves re-in­vent­ing her­self. Af­ter judg­ing sev­eral singing re­al­ity shows, the chore­og­ra­pher­turned-film maker will now be seen host­ing a new re­al­ity show “Lip Sing Bat­tle”, where Bollywood celebri­ties will bat­tle it out on lip synced songs.

Here in Luc­know to pro­mote the show, the ‘Main Hoon Naa’ di­rec­tor says she loves shop­ping here.

“When I came to Luc­know dur­ing the time of In­dian Idol, we used get a day off which was spent en­tirely on shop­ping and shop­ping. Though I am also a big time foodie, but food you can get from ho­tels and restau­rants. Shop­ping is some­thing that pos­si­ble only by go­ing around places,” she says while prais­ing the em­broi­dered

When I came to Luc­know dur­ing the time of In­dian Idol, we used get a day off which was spent en­tirely on shop­ping and shop­ping. Though I am also a big time foodie, but food you can get from ho­tels and restau­rants FARAH KHAN, CHORE­OG­RA­PHER-TURNED-FILM­MAKER

clothes and ac­ces­sories avail­able here.

A multi-tasker, the Shirin Farhad ac­tor en­joys don­ning many hats. “Se­ri­ously, I love it all, be it chore­ograph­ing or film­mak­ing. But over the years I have also stated en­joy­ing do­ing TV a lot be­cause it has given me the au­di­ence,” she says.

Her favourite, how­ever, is still film­mak­ing.

“Though af­ter ev­ery film I get sat­u­rated and want to go on an un­end­ing break to Mal­dives af­ter some­time I start miss­ing the process of film mak­ing,” she says while re­veal­ing that her next will be an­nounced soon.

“I am in talk with many stars, in­clud­ing Shahrukh Khan. Let’s see what the out­come will be.”

In­sist­ing that she is proud of her hus­band’s pop­u­lar­ity on so­cial me­dia, Farah says Shirish Kun­der’s witty up­dates keeps her up­dated about the world.

“Oth­er­wise I am a very pri­vate per­son and loves laz­ing around do­ing noth­ing. Also Shirish has a great cinema sense that comes very handy to me all the time,” she adds.

On her up­com­ing show, she says the se­ries is fi­nite and the con­cept dif­fer­ent.

“I al­ways pre­fer do­ing fi­nite se­ries. And if it is not one I al­ways make it one, (laughs).”

To be aired on Star Plus dur­ing week­ends, Farah says “The show is spoofy and funny.” "Since I have to call celebri­ties who are my friends, I am the pre­sen­ter-cum-show-run­ner of the pro­gramme,” she says while hint­ing on the show’s for­mat.

“I have worked, chore­ographed and di­rected so many celebs. I call them on the show with an open­ness to present their cra­zier side.”

Open­ing up on guests, she says: “Raveena is a good friend. So I know she had per­formed on Sridevi’s song dur­ing col­lege days. In the show, I have made her per­form on the same song.”

“Since I know them all per­son­ally, I can tell them to do what they are com­fort­able in,” she says.

"Like Ayush­maan Khu­rana told me he used to per­form on Govinda’s song (mera pant bhi sexy) dur­ing col­lege days and wanted to per­form on that song again. So I got it chore­ographed with Ayush­maan and added some gags. And also got Govinda as a sur­prise on the shoot for the act. I want the show to be funny, spoofy and crazy,” says the chore­og­ra­pher who shot to fame with ‘Pehla Nasha’ in 1991.

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