Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan cannot believe she has been handpicked as one of the 100 most promising emerging new directorial talent in the world in a film anthology entitled “Take 100: The Future Of Film: 100 New Directors”.
“I am just toooo toooo happy. In our country, we don’t value talent until it gets endorsed from the outside,” Farah said.
“I didn’t even know about this until (film critic) Khalid Mohammad told me. Can you imagine, if he hadn’t told me I would’ve never known! It’s such an honour because I’m the only Indian director among the 100 who have been chosen.”
She said it was not a small thing because the filmmakers have been chosen by the 10 well-known film-festival directors from across the world.
“Cameron Bailey of the Toronto Film Festival selected my film ‘Om Shanti Om’,” she said.
And what filmmaker Karan Johar had to say about this feat?
Farah said with a poker face: “Yeah Karan wanted to know if husband Shirish Kunder wrote this book.”
The director is unfazed by the fact that her last film drew a lot of flak. “So what if many people didn’t like ‘Tees Maar Khan’? It doesn’t really bother me. One just has to accept the fact that sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails.” By Subhash K. Jha