November 15, 2010 04:40:24 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Label them as gimmicks but then well, they pretty much sell when they all come together in a Farah Khan film. Whether it is her first outing MAIN HOON NAA or the biggest hit till date for Shah Rukh Khan, OM SHANTI OM, Farah Khan has ensured that at least half a dozen gimmicks are embedded in the screenplay of her films.
Get set to evidence one more such gimmick where her villains (comic of course) are brothers-in-arms, well almost literally. That's because real life twin brothers Raghu and Rajiv (of popular TV show 'Roadies' fame) have taken 'a family stays together forever' to the next level by being attached to each other right through the film's duration. How and why does that happen? Well, let's find out.
"Since TEES MAAR KHAN is an out and out fun affair, it's humour too had to be on a far madder end", says Farah Khan, "This is why the villains had to be presented in a comic avtar and that has been done by presenting them as conjoined twins. They play two brothers who are joined at the hips."
While audience would just see the funny side of the characters here, it was quite a hassle for the actors as well as the film's production team.
"Poor Raghu and Rajiv, they had to sit together all the time on the sets and even dance together", laughs Farah, "There was a special costume built for both and we tried to do everything possible to make them feel comfortable. They couldn't move apart from each other at all and had to sit on a special bench. In fact even when one of them had to go to the loo, the other was dragged along as well. I remember how much fun everyone had at their expense but they were still quite sporting all through this."