Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan, who is reteaming with Farah Khan for the third time in 'Happy New Year', feels his director friend stands apart in Bollywood with her courage and self confidence.
Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan
Shah Rukh feels it is not always easy for a woman director to make a place for herself in a male dominated industry but Farah has done very well.
"I am working with Farah after two years. What I have learnt from Farah is her self confidence. It can be right or wrong but I don't have that. I don't have the self confidence to direct a film, to go in front of 10,000 people.
"I genuinely think film world or every world is a male dominated area. It requires a certain kind of intelligence and guts to just not give a damn to be in a man's world. I don't know what it is but she has that power.
I know women are respected everywhere but the kind of respect she garners is amazing," Shah Rukh said in an interview.
The actor, who has starred in Farah's 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Om Shanti Om' earlier, said Farah has a motherly vibe. "Everybody loves her and she has this motherly vibe which I can have never have because it's a woman's domain.
Abhishek calls her Farah be, Deepika call her Farah Maa. Sometime she shouts at them and the next morning they are seating in each other's lap. She treats everyone like a child," the actor said.
'Happy New Year, also starring Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah, is slated to release this Diwali.