Women Of Worth 2015

Grit and glory

From a choreographer to director and now as a producer, Farah Khan has played all roles to perfection. But the journey has been anything but easy

Farah Khan is not an unknown name in India. If you have spent your childhood shaking a leg to songs choreographed by her, you’d understand the feeling of awe that enveloped me when I walked into her penthouse, spread across the top floor of a residential high-rise in suburban Lokhandwala in Mumbai, home of many Bollywood stars. Walking in, one can notice the irritation in her voice as she makes corrections to a voice-over script (“Who writes these things?”). The irritation disappears once the job is done and as the apologetic assistant leaves, Khan waves her off with a ‘It’s okay, darling. It wasn’t your fault’.