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Farah Khan reveals how missed shoots on Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and DDLJ launched her career

en Bollywood News Farah Khan reveals how missed shoots on Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and DDLJ launched her career

Farah Khan revealed that Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra approached her at the last minute to choreograph songs for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Farah Khan stumbled into a choreography profession after Saroj Khan failed to show up to shoot ‘Pehla Nasha’ on the sets of Mansoor Khan's 1992 hit Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. In an interview with Radio Nasha, Farah told a similar experience for Aditya Chopra's 1995 iconic romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, explaining why she did not choreograph all of the songs in the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starring film.

Farah Khan reveals how missed shoots on Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and DDLJ launched her career

Farah noted that she had already established a rapport with Shah Rukh after meeting him on the sets of Kundan Shah's 1994 love film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. When experienced choreographer Saroj Khan was late arriving at the DDLJ sets in Switzerland, Farah was summoned.

“I didn't have a phone at my home then. My neighbour got a call. There was Shah Rukh and Adi (Aditya Chopra) on the phone. Shah Rukh asked me, 'Farah, can you come to Switzerland tomorrow? Yash Raj Films will organise. There are 2-3 songs we need you to do.' And I swear I told them, ‘Sorry, my dates are with Nana Patekar (for Yeshwant, 1997). Day after, I'm shooting with Nana Patekar and I can't ditch that shooting because I've got a bigger film.”

Farah said the song of Yeshwant wasn't a great set, but Nana had requested her to do the choreography. “Then I didn't do the other songs (of DDLJ). Then when they came back, Adi called me to meet him. He said, ‘I really admire that you stuck to (your commitment). Not everyone does that. The minute you get a bigger film, you dump (the smaller one).' He had just one song left and asked me to do it. It was ‘Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane’. So I believe if you’ve given your word and if you don't stay true to it, no one can trust you,” she added.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became one of the most successful blockbusters of all time.

Also Read : Farah Khan reveals she was paid ‘more than’ Shah Rukh Khan for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa; says, “I was the highest paid person in the movie”


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