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04-16-2009, 04:35 PM #1
Fighting with Bhansali was a mistake: Farah KhanEven though she won the ‘battle’ hands down, the choreographer-turned-director now admits that locking horns with Sanjay Leela Bhansali was a “mistake”. Farah’s Om Shanti Om (OSO) clashed with Ranbir Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor’s launch vehicle Saawariya as both directors fought a duel at the box-office (and off it too). As Saawariya bit the dust, OSO had a two-week record breaking opening run. “At no point did I want to fight (with Sanjay Leela Bhanshali). Looking back, I feel that we shouldn’t have clashed against each other. I never wanted to get into a race and unfortunately it turned into a race.
The marketing of the film went berserk — but you know what? We recently got an award for that.OSO has been named as one of the best marketed films of the decade,” she says, adding, “I think we would have got a better opening had I not pitched my movie against his (Sanjay). We could have got 20% more business had we decided to release our movies on separate dates. She says that she is never going to repeat that mistake. “My next movie (Happy New Year with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead) will not be pitched against any big release.I totally support the move that two big releases should not be pitted against each other.
Speaking on the sidelines of Zee TV’s reality show Dance India Dance, Farah reveals that she is going to introduce another new face opposite Shah Rukh like what she did with Deepika Padukone in OSO. “It will be a boy this time. He will be my surprise package. I can’t tell you much about it because I have still not finished my script but this is for sure that the star cast will be much bigger than OSO.Farah also denies that she gave Kylie Minogue a taste of her temper when she was recently dance directing her for a music video of Blue.
Everybody is making me out like this nutcase who loses her temper at the drop of a hat. Come on, I don’t get angry all the time. Kylie is very sweet and I never had any issues with her.”
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04-20-2009, 12:40 PM #3
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04-20-2009, 04:04 PM #4