‘Our audience has evolved’
After regaling the audience with several song and dance sequences in her larger-than-life movies, filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan (right) is not happy that people nowadays tend to look down upon such routines in Hindi cinema.
Evidently, in the recent releases, like Phobia, Akira and even in the actor Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dear Zindagi, song and dance sequences seem to be fading away. Farah, who has choreographed more than 100 songs in over 80 Hindi films, says, “In a way, I feel sad that people tend to look down upon our song-and-dance (sequences) because I genuinely believe those are what make Bollywood what it is inter nationally,”
“That is our forte and that is our strength. That we have music in our movies and we have songs and celebrate dancing,” the 51-year-old adds.
Farah, who has choreographed legendary actor Jackie Chan in the Sino-Indian film Kung Fu Yoga, says that if these elements disappear, Hollywood will take over.
Farah has been a part of the industry for over two decades and she began as a choreographer and ventured into direction in 2004 with the film Main Hoon Na, starring actor Shah Rukh Khan. She says: “Our audience has evolved. And, yes, there are a lot of films today that I don’t think 10 years ago would have done well or got made.” But she is happy that the audience is wanting new things.