November 28, 2011 12:47:39 PM IST Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
AAMIR KHAN and FARAH KHAN
Farah Khan does not keep anything in her heart. While participating in a knowledge series seminar at NFDC's Film Bazaar at Goa, she disclosed how she had tried to get Aamir Khan also for her OM SHANTI OM song where almost every film star of the industry marked his/her presence. She did not succeed in roping him in though.
Aamir was needed for four hours for the shoot. When contacted by Farah he told her that if he gave those four hours to her, his film TAARE ZAMEEN PAR (TZP) would get delayed by four months. Farah did not pursue the matter further with Aamir and decided not to go deeper into Aamir's apparently bizarre logic. Finally, TZP and OM SHANTI OM were released in the same year and both went on to create box office history.
Incidentally, Farah started her choreography career with Aamir Khan starrer JO JEETA WOHI SIKNDAR directed by Mansoor Khan.
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)