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Farah Khan now takes to acting

Published: Monday, November 17, 2008, 12:12 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Farah Khan only did a blink-and-miss appearance for her hit entertainer Om Shanti Om, but now B-town's most successful female director will be seen in a special appearance in Milap Zaveri's Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai with Riteish Deshmukh.

Farah plays herself in the film. Milap Zaveri, who is currently shooting a sequence, with Riteish, Jacqueline Fernandes and Sonal Sehgal in Karjat, says, "It's a cameo. Ruslan plays a young superstar in the film while Riteish is an assistant director so we wanted a certain credibility to the whole scene. We wanted the scene in the film to be directed by a big director, so we approached Farah. She's a great sport and immediately said yes. We were to shot for a day but now, it has become a five-day friendly appearance. In fact, Farah jokes that if we use her in our publicity posters we will have to pay her."

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Milap adds that they have made Farah do mad things in the film. "She keeps abusing or hitting Riteish but all in good fun. There's a sequence where Riteish gives her tea and she spits it out on his face but he's so lost in love with Jacqueline that he doesn't notice." Milap says he wasn't nervous about directing Farah as much as his choreographer Bosco was. "He has directed her in a scene where she's choreographing and was very nervous. He kept checking if she was okay."

Farah Khan adds, "It was my idea to spit the tea in Riteish's face. It wasn't nerve-wracking facing the camera, as I know Milap. He's Sajid's friend and it was a set full of young people. Though I had to play myself, I am not such a tyrant in real life," she laughs and adds, "They wanted a particular image where I had to do mad things. I let them do whatever they wanted. I didn't interfere but only made suggestions."

Topics: jaane kahan se aayi hai, milap zaveri, jacqueline fernandes, sonal sehgal, riteish deshmukh
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