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I do it better than a man: Farah on potboilers

 Agencies |  2014-10-28 21:17:03.0  |  New Delhi

I do it better than a man: Farah on potboilers

Farah Khan is one of the few female directors who has broken the myth that a woman can’t helm masala movies. The director, who has churned out blockbusters like Main Hoon Naa and Om Shanti Om, says in a ‘sexist country’ she has proved that a woman can do it better.

Her latest film Happy New Year, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah, has earned a record Rs.44.97 crore on the opening day of its release.


‘We knew it would do well because it has Shah Rukh, Deepika and me. It’s a big movie. The songs were doing well, there was great energy and positive buzz about it. We knew it would get a big opening, but this big! Nobody knew even the trade experts are in shock I think,’ Farah, also a choreographer, told IANS on phone from Mumbai. She is thrilled about the fact that being a woman, her film has done so well at the box office.

‘We live in a sexist country where women are put down, treated badly and told that they can’t do things that men do. Being a woman, numbers have come like this. Not only a woman director, but no male director has also got this kind of an opening. So, we should definitely celebrate it,’ said the director, who is married to filmmaker Shirish Kunder.

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