Mainstream films too are content-driven: says Farah Khan

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Farah Khan: Shah Rukh is always experimental

Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan says  her friend Shah Rukh Khan is always open to experiment with his roles on the big screen.

“Shah Rukh is always experimental with his role as an actor. He is the same actor who did a film like ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’, ‘Asoka’, ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Swades’ and other so-called commercially successful films”.

Shah Rukh, currently praised for his act in Gauri Shinde’s “Dear Zindagi”, will next be seen in “Raees”.

“I think media and critics are acknowledging this more these days than earlier, and they praise a star when they do such experimental roles in films,” added Farah, who has worked with SRK in hits films like “Main Hoon Na”, “Om Shanti Om” and “Happy New year”.

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Talking about the much talked subject of content-driven films

She said: “What makes you think that a successful mainstream film does not have content? It is a wrong perception. I would say that all my films have more content than a ‘content-driven film’. It is not easy to make such films. I would never want to do a content-driven film with a box office life of Rs 20 crore.”

However, Farah agreed that sometimes in a Shah Rukh or Amitabh Bachchan-starring film, audiences tend to focus on the star rather than the story and perhaps that is how the differentiation happened. – CINEWS

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