Farah Khan stopped going out after Tees Maar Khan was “ripped apart”

Farah Khan discussed a time when her film Tees Maar Khan, which she directed, failed to wow audiences.


Farah Khan has now worked in this field for thirty years. She started out as a background dancer and assistant. Om Shanti Om, a 2004 movie starring Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Amrita Rao, and Zayed Khan, marked her debut as a filmmaker. Later, she directed films including Happy New Year, Main Hoon Na, Tees Maar Khan, and Om Shanti Om.

Now, Farah remembered the moment she didn’t want to leave her house when people criticized her 2010 film Tees Maar Khan in a recent interview with Bombay Times. Even though the movie was profitable, she said that it had been “torn apart” and that many people had commented on it. She referred to herself as a warrior and a survivor and claimed that despite receiving recognition for the choreography of Sheila Ki Jawani, she did not feel like leaving the house. But her mother-in-law urged her to take the risk.

She said that despite the ups and downs, she matured, became wiser, and gave birth to children. As time passed, everything changed. Furthermore, Farah acknowledged that while she once felt insecure, she no longer does. “As human nature would have it, a lot of times, people get happy when someone’s film doesn’t do well; it’s an industry trait and uska kya kar sakte hain. Today, I know that my movie will be made whenever and with whoever it’s destined to,” said Farah.


She credited her cousins Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar with helping her and her brother Sajid Khan get through some difficult times. “They kept us in their home for about four-five years, and they were very nice to us, but we had to ask them for things. We were literally those poor cousins. Today, I owe them a great deal. I know the journey I’ve had, and I value it,” she said