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'It's essential to have a good hold on classical dance' - Farah Khan

Farah Khan the new Grand Master of Zee TV's L'il Masters talks about the show, the manner in which she will go about judging and much more...

Published: Monday,May 03, 2010 17:59 PM GMT-06:00
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Farah Khan, the new Grand Master of Zee TV's DID L'il Masters is upbeat about the new job in hand, and also talks about her personal likings when it comes to dance.

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What was the principal reason for you to accept judging DID L'il Masters?
The first reason is that Dance India Dance is a big brand and it has given the industry some great talents in the last two seasons.  This is a reality show for kids and I feel I am now equipped to take up this job. If this show had come to me say, two years earlier, that is even before my kids were born, I would not have taken it. 

What according to you is the biggest challenge for you as judge?
The ability with which we handle children, the extent to which we can talk openly with them, and above all, the manner in which we guide and handle their parents are the main things to look forward to. 

Don't you think that reality shows put lot of pressure on the minds of children?
It will be a pressure situation for them, only if we make the environment like that. L'il Masters is beginning during the summer vacation of kids, so they will not be having the added pressure of missing school. This experience will be like a workshop for them where they can learn various things related to dancing. 

Mithun, Remo, Geeta and Terrence have been the face of DID. How different will you be when compared to them?
I can't say this now; viewers will have to give their take on this after the show begins.

Which kind of dance form you loved to dance on when you were young?
I would dance on all the popular filmy numbers; I loved to dance on Helen number and those who came to my place were forced to see that.

Has choreography taken a back seat, now that you are a Producer?
It's not like that. I was initially busy in the making of my first movie Om Shanti Om. Later, I delivered my kids, and now I am busy with Tees Maar Khan. However, I have recently managed to steal time and choreograph for the movie Housefull. 

Do you have plans to rope in fresh young talents from this show for your upcoming movies?
Yes I would definitely take them. Recently I have offered Shakti a promotion song in my movie.

How is your rapport with Sandip Soparrkar ?
I know him since Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa days.  He was the Technical choreographer then; he is a really nice guy and we get along very well.

Which are the reality shows you really enjoyed being part of?
Indian Idol 1 and Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar were good. I did not enjoy much being part of Indian Idol 2.  Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa was a good experience, Nach Baliye was also good. But the best till date has been Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.

There are many dance forms introduced nowadays, what's your take on it?
It's a very good thing but the kids should have a good hold on classical dancing. I would first send my children to learn classical dancing, have a good foundation there, and then learn any other form of dancing.

Lastly your personal favorite dance form?
I like the dance duets. I love these lifts when it comes to dance.

Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair

Farah Khan Jo Jeeta Wahi Superstar  Nach Baliye 1  Dance India Dance Season 2  Entertainment ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega  Indian Idol 5  Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3  Star Plus  Sony TV  Zee TV 

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desicrowd 13 years ago Yeah she too needs to learn classical...and classical, contemporary, hip hop are dance forms not duet Ms. Farah...dunno why I don't like her much.
Reply thumbs-up thumbs-down 13 years ago yup i hope she can maintain the level of DID 2
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-Sneha 13 years ago She herself said she wouldn't have taken it two years earlier. That shows excess pride in oneself.
However he was, we loved Mithun Da. I personally don't think Farah comes even close, but nevertheless, let's wait and watch and hope for the best!

As the author put it, those guys were the face of DID, she better live up to it!
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hindu4lyf 13 years ago I agree with maya..she comes across as a self-centred kinda person. Way too much attitude and I often feels she searches for reasons to put people down.
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maya123 13 years ago DID 2 had a certain stature about it. All the judges and Mithun da gave the show a certain positivity and a certain class.

Farah Khan is all about herself. She is just there because she has a new movie coming out soon. She will probably hijack the agenda at some time to talk about her movie.
The way in which during the DID2 finals she told Mithunda she was there to perform only 3 tasks and not even make any announcement shows what sort of energy she will bring to the show.
Hope the others will not be taken by her agenda and allow the show to have the same class.
Her attitude/comments are the last thing any show needs, let alone a children's show.
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digitalone 33 13 years ago the INDIAN classical point is too +ive
as even i do the same only as cant forgot our culture anytime

And she as a master will be best as i know so no worries about that thing
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