Farah Khan promotes uncle Boman Irani's s cafe


Farah Khan was seen with Nawazuddin Siddique and ‘The Lunchbox’ director Ritesh Sharma at a café recently. But they were not just hanging out and were present at the venue for a purpose. The three had apparently met for a workshop conducted at B Merwan on Grant Road on 4th April. PoeticLicense Motion Picutres, a production company co-founded by Ritesh Sharma, had been the one to conduct the event. The company has under taken the responsibility of reviving Irani cafes of Mumbai. Hence, they have planned to conduct events for this purpose at various Irani cafes in Mumbai.

The ‘Badlapur’ actor Nawazuddin Siddique is actively supporting the issue. He said on the occasion, “In 1920's there were many Irani cafes now there are only about 20-25 left. It is important to revive these cafes as they are Mumbai’s identity. If we don’t save them, the lovely environment of these cafes will die out. This initiative should surely help in reviving these cafes.”

The owner of the café is none other than Boman Irani – Farah’s uncle. Farah too came forward to offer utmost support to promote the Irani café culture. She made sure that everybody at the event had a nice time and ordered five dozen Mawa cakes for the audience. Farah shared very special childhood memories with those present, “I use to frequent this cafe a lot during my childhood days, I have some very fond memories here with my family and uncle.” She further revealed what she likes most about the place – “My all time favourite are the yummy mawa cakes that they make.” She then ordered brun maska for everyone, and clearly said that wanted the people to pay for themselves! Farah Khan then shifted the discussion to her work. She feels that working with Nawazuddin Siddique would be more challenging than working with Shah Rukh – as she doesn’t know Nawazuddin.

Boman Irani then stressed on the reason why the Irani cafes are losing their shine and also expressed his gratefulness to Farah. He said, “Irani cafes are dwindling because no one wants to come here anymore. The children of cafe owners do not want to pursue this profession as they want to go abroad to get white collar jobs. This is the real situation which is sad. My niece Farah likes coming to my cafe off and on and loves our mawa cakes. I am positive that her coming forward for this new initiative will definitely make a difference to review Irani cafes.”