|Akshay and I are working
free for Tees Maar Khan
Farah Khan seems quite
excited about her new directorial film, Tees Maar Khan. The director has
her cast -- Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna and Katrina Kaif -- in place,
and the shooting is set to start on March 1.
She hopes to fix the release
date at December 24 too, if 'Aamir Khan spares those dates for her.'
Tees Maar Khan has been
written by her husband Shirish Kunder.
Farah talks to Nithya
Ramani about the film, and also says that there is no bad blood between
Shah Rukh Khan and her.
How did you decide on
I wanted a new girl, someone
like Katrina. I met her, and narrated the story to her. She asked me why
I was looking for someone like Katrina when she herself was available.
She's very apt for the role. She's the number one actress today. More importantly,
she shares a great track record and chemistry with Akshay.
I had heard that I had
approached Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto for the role
but that is not true.
What about Akshay Kumar
and Akshaye Khanna?
Well, Akshay Kumar was
easy because the story was written keeping him in mind. Shirish wrote the
script for Akshay. When you watch the film, you will see that he is perfect
for the role.
Akshaye Khanna's role
is not the title role but it is a fabulous one. I was initially apprehensive
whether to approach him for a film where another actor was playing the
lead. But Akshaye loved the script and realised that without his character,
the film could not proceed. The character needed an actor of great comic
timing. And who better than Akshaye Khanna?