I thought 'Shirin Farhad...' would never get made: Farah
Destiny played a major role in Farah Khan turning heroine with 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi'
When Farah was offered the role by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, she took it casually and said yes thinking the film would never go on floors. However, she was surprised when Bhansali reverted to her with the exact plan and shooting schedule.
"I had no wish to become an actress though I had done a cameo or two here and there. When Sanjay first told me about the film, I was surprised. I said yes thinking no one will fund where Boman (Irani) was the hero and I was the heroine. I thought the film would never go on floors," Farah told PTI.
But once she was in, Farah was sure that Bhansali and his sister Bela Seghal, who is turning director with the film, will make a nice movie. "I am someone who is totally unlike a heroine. Even in the parties, I may just put a lip gloss by mistake but that's about it. In fact, photo shoots make me die. But I knew that since Sanjay was the producer, he would make a quality movie. Also, I knew that his sister wanted to make this movie for years so she would put her life to make it happen."
Boman Irani's presence as a co-star helped Farah feel comfortable about the film. Farah knew that she could trust him to pull her out of tricky situations if she ever got stuck. "Because of Boman being the hero, there was a definite comfort factor. We have been friends for so many years so I knew that as an on-screen 'jodi' we could not go wrong. Boman has this positive energy that makes things comfortable."
Meanwhile Farah is currently busy promoting two of her films. While in 'Shirin Farhad...' she would be seen as an actress, she has also produced 'Joker' which releases exactly a week later on August 31.
"I am looking after the promotion of 'Joker' though everything else from the scratch to the final copy is being taken care of by Shirish. All that I have done during the making is choreograph the songs and then work with artists for their dates. I was the human resources manager for the film," she said.