Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan says making Hollywood star Tom Cruise dance has been her dream. "I definitely want to make Tom Cruise dance. That's been a dream," she said here on Wednesday. Farah spoke about her journey as a choreographer and then as a director during a session at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa.
A dance song with the Hollywood star might still be a dream but in Bollywood, she gathered almost every star in her song Deewangi deewangi. They were some who couldn't make it. "I wanted Aamir (Khan) in it. I wanted one shot to have the three Khans together. Aamir drove me crazy for ten days. He couldn't make it because he was editing 'Taare Zameen Par'," she recalled.
#IFFI50 @TheFarahKhan at 'Step-Up' Masterclass at #IFFI2019 says "A good choreographer should adjust according to the ability of the dancer and choreograph the moves according to the dancers abilities and display what he or she can do best" pic.twitter.com/EqQQeaSvje— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) November 27, 2019
Four years later, he told her that he didn't want to do the song. She also wanted Dilip Kumar in the video of the song and that Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to help her in bringing the veteran actor shoot for the song. But it didn't work out. She also talked about the iconic song Chaiyya chaiyya.
"We couldn't get the permission to shoot at the station, so we managed to shoot it on top of a train. We did it in four days and no one fell," she quipped. The video featured Malaika Arora along with Shah Rukh.
"We had approached Shilpa (Shetty) to Raveena (Tandon), a lot of actors but no one did it. Malaika did the song and became a star after that," said the choreographer, who is "fed up of remixes".
#IFFI50— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) November 27, 2019
"We had planned the song on the railway station, but thought it would look fabulous on the train. We did it without any rehearsals. I got lots of International songs after that" - @TheFarahKhan on her song 'Chhaiya Chhaiya' at her choreography Masterclass at #IFFI2019 pic.twitter.com/RpCMpRWjeB
"I don't know why they are making them. It's a call the music company has taken. They say they do very well. Obviously it makes people nostalgic. A retro song, you will always enjoy. A new song takes longer to grow," said Farah, who recently choreographed the recreated version of Govinda and Raveena Tandon's iconic song, "Ankhiyon se goli maare".