Farah lands Chinese film
Farah Khan is going places internationally.
After choreographing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, she is now dancing her way Eastwards.
Khan has been approached by Hollywood producer Andre Morgan (he is Bruce Lee’s agent and has produced films like Enter The Dragon, Return Of The Dragon, The Godfather, and more recently, Million Dollar Baby) to choreograph the Chinese musical, Perhaps Love.
The film is directed by Peter Chan and stars Andy Lao, who will be play the narrator of the story.
Perhaps Love is an epic love story spanning almost 30 years and is based around the experiences of a film crew.
Khan says, “I will be going with a 10-member team of choreographers and shooting the film at a stretch.” Will the dances be in Bollywood style? “Oh no!” she disclaims.
“The music is quite different from ours, with a three and a five beat, so I will be adopting a style of my own, something specific.”
Jaiveer Panwar, Vice President, Showdiff Worldwide, an event management company, roped in Khan for the film. “The producer said they were looking for Indian choreographers.
They met a few choreographers here, but when Peter Chan met Farah and saw her work, they felt she was the best person to do the film. They were amazed at how she could put together her songs so quickly, particularly, Chaiyya Chaiyya.”
Adds Khan, “They particularly loved the song Yeh Fizayen in Main Hoon Naa.
Perhaps Love will be shot in Shanghai in a 50-day schedule. “I have to learn the art of shooting a big film in 50 days from them,” smiles Khan. “I will be shooting four to five songs in 10 days.”
Panwar has great hopes for her. “International producers and directors are looking towards the Indian market for more work. It is only a matter of time before Farah signs a Hollywood film. People are already in discussions in this regard.”