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|If you thought Farah Khan will make Akshay Kumar play an unsophisticated street smart conman in her next directorial venture Tees Maar Khan think again. Contrary to popular belief, Akshay plays a sexy and stylised international conman in the film. No prizes for guessing that Akshay’s new best friend Farah Khan is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he has women swooning right from his first scene in the film.|
While well-known designer Aki Narula is working on Akshay’s costumes in Tees Maar Khan, Farah is also getting some international make-up artists and hairdressers for her lead actor. Farah’s first choice is that Akshay should sport long hair in the film. “I will take a look test with him wearing extensions, but if that doesn’t work, then he’ll have short hair throughout the film. But one thing is sure that I will show him as a pucca hero. He is a gorgeous looking man. He plays a Muslim and wears very trendy clothes, mostly ganjis. He has loads of attitude in Tees Maar Khan because of which I have also planned a grand entry scene for him,” said an excited Farah.
“Akshay will also be wearing jewelry in the film, maybe a bracelet or an amulet with TMK embossed on it,” added Farah.
And who will be the lucky girl who will rub shoulders with Akshay? “Well, I am doing a nationwide hunt for a new girl but if I don’t find the right one, I will go in for an established actress. The heroine’s name in the film is Anya, which is actually my daughter’s name. She will go by the name Anya Khan,” revealed Farah.
Farah further said that Tees Maar Khan happened when her husband Shirish Kunder showed her one of his scripts. “It was too funny. When I told him that, he said he would love to produce it if he gets a good director. I immediately offered to direct it and things quickly fell into place. The film is very close to Shirish’s heart. He had registered the title three years ago,” said Farah.
Commenting on who suggested Akshay’s name for the title role, Farah said, “Shirish suggested it.”
Goes without saying, Tees Maar Khan will be a typical racy entertainer, which is Farah’s style. “Yes, it will be my kind of film,” Farah laughed and said.
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Farah Khan is delighted that she will be enjoying the company of her good friends Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar in San Francisco. She left Mumbai last night. SRK has a bigger reason to look forward to her visit — he has been waiting to read the script of Farah’s next, Happy New Year. Her star friend has patiently waited for Farah to work on it for over a year.
Farah will be handing over the script of the first half of her forthcoming film, Happy New Year, to Shah Rukh. Farah also hopes to zero in on some technicians for her film while she is there.
So who will look after her triplets — Anya, Diva and Czar, when she is away? Farah replied, “That won’t be a problem. Shirish (Farah’s husband) is very co-operative. Moreover, I am not going for too long. I will be back in 5-6 days.”
After her return, Farah will start working on the script of the second half of Happy New Year. “It’s final now. We start shooting by end of this year,” she said.
Farah Khan had to pay a heavy price for not being computer savvy. Last week, her daughter Anya tore out three scenes from the script of her forthcoming film starring Shah Rukh Khan. All the scenes were crucial and had Shah Rukh in them, naturally. Her daughter is not an avid reader, for she is merely a child still. So it wasn’t for offending her sensibilities that the pages from her screenplay-in-progress were ripped apart. These were merely playthings to Anya, an illusion that has cost the director much grief.
The incident in question happened at her flat at Seven Bungalows. Farah had completed writing three scenes on that particular day. She had left the papers on the table and had left the room (writer’s block?). When she came back, she found that the papers had been torn. That’s when she realised that her daughter Anya who was playing in the room was responsible. Horrified on seeing her writing in shreds, she tried to piece them together, unsuccessfully. Farah will now have to take the trouble to rewrite these scenes. Worse still, handwrite these scenes. Farah, it turns out, is not computer literate. This is the seed of her troubles currently. She swears to change tack.
Confirming the incident, Farah said, “I am not well-versed with computers, so I write down my script on paper. However, now I will have to rewrite the scenes again. Fortunately, I remember them. But I will have to learn computers.”
We hear that Farah’s film with Shah Rukh Khan has a lot of dancing. A source said, “The film is about bad dancers who eventually are blessed with a meteoric career rise.” When we asked Farah about this, she said, “No way. I am not talking about the film this early. Script toh complete ho jaane do.”