: The chorographer turned director Farah Khan and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan have been close buddies since ages. They met during the shoot of Shah Rukh’s film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ in the early nineties and have bonded very well since then.
In fact they were such good friends that both of Farah’s directorial ventures – ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’, had King Khan play the lead role and his wife Gauri Khan as the film’s producers. According to the Bollywood BoxOffice reports, both the movies were commercial successes.
Recently however the relationship between Shah Rukh and Farah seems to have got strained and the two aren’t really on friendly terms with each other. The reason being cited is that Shah Rukh wasn’t giving Farah time for her third film ‘Happy New Year’, as he wasn’t too happy with its script and so Farah went a step ahead & broke an unspoken rule- she has cast another Bollywood biggie-Akshay Kumar to play the male lead of her upcoming film ‘Tees Maar Khan”, instead of Shah Rukh Khan.
In a recent reality dance show Farah who appears with SRK’s arch rival Salman Khan, seemed to bond with him very well and has even assured him that he would play the lead role in the sequels to both her hit films ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’. This has seemed to further widen the gap between the once good friends Farah and SRK.
Akshay Kumar is currently one of the highest paid actors of Bollywood and his movies generally perform well at the box office. Well now what needs to be seen is can Farah still give a hit without SRK and can Akshay ensure a blockbuster for Farah and give her a hat- trick of 3 successful films in one go?