New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Akshay Kumar plays a con man in 'Tees Maar Khan' and director Farah Khan says his role is inspired by English folklore hero Robin Hood.
'In 'Tees Maar Khan', Akshay plays modern-day extra smart conman, who steals the money from the rich and gives it to the poor, someone like Robin Hood,' Farah told IANS in an interview.
'Around 50 to 55 percent of the film is complete and we plan to finish shooting by September. Like always, in this film also you will see a mix of action, comedy and emotions.'
This is Farah's third film after 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Om Shanti Om', but first one without Shah Rukh Khan who played main lead in both her previous movies.
The choreographer-turned-director is expected to release the film on Christmas. Apart from Akshay, 'Tees Maar Khan' also stars Katrina Kaif, Akshaye Khanna, Arya Babbar, Aman Verma and Ali Asgar.
With 'Tees Maar Khan', Akshay is gearing up for an image makeover - he will be seen sporting an Indian Muslim look. Renowned designer Aki Narula has worked on his costumes alongside an international team of make-up artists and hairdressers.
Apart from choreographing and directing, Farah has hosted the chat show 'Tere Mere Beach Mein' on STAR Plus. She was also a judge on dance reality shows - 'Nach Baliye 4' and season one of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa'.
Farah has once again taken the judge's seat on Zee TV's dance reality show 'Dance India Dance Li'l Masters', where she will be seen judging kids aged 5-14 years old.
'I am a reality show junky. I enjoy judging because these shows make us believe there is so much talent here. I feel reality shows are a great platform as it gives great exposure as well as recognition to individuals. As a judge I'll try not to be harsh to the kids,' said Farah who was recently here to promote the show.
When asked what does she think of the government guidelines that children under a certain age should not be a part of reality shows, Farah said: 'If these kids are not brought forward how will we get to know they are so talented.
'I feel it depends upon the parents how they mould their children, whether they turn out to be aggressive or take the competition in a healthy way.'