Farah Khan looks back on her first encounter with Shah Rukh Khan on 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa' sets

Farah Khan disclosed that her initial impression of Shah Rukh Khan was that of an 'arrogant' individual

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
Farah Khan looks back on first encounter with Shah Rukh Khan on 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa' sets

Farah Khan discussed her friendship with Shah Rukh Khan while working on the sets of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.

During a recent interview with Radio Nasha, the 59-year-old director reminisced about her initial encounter with Shah Rukh, highlighting how they immediately connected.


The Om Shanti Om filmmaker also to shared intriguing anecdotes about collaborating with the 58-year-old Bollywood actor on Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.

Farah then reminisced about commencing the film shoot in 1991 in Goa, feeling apprehensive as she was new to the industry, revealing that she had only read an interview of Shah Rukh, in which he appeared to be "brash and arrogant," which made her initially "scared" of him.

Reflecting on those early days, Farah said, “I remember the shoot was on a road, and he was wearing that Sunil’s jacket (SRK’s character in the film) and a cap and practicing trumpet leaning on the wall and Kundan Shah introduced us."

"Sometimes, you instantly hit it off with somebody. You feel like you’re friends from school."

"That’s what it was like with Shah Rukh. We had the same interests, we’d read the same books, we had the same sense of humor," she added.

Farah continued to praise the Pathaan actor as she recounted how he assisted her during the challenging shoot.

She revealed, “The budget was very low. Shah Rukh was paid Rs 25,000 for that movie. I was the highest paid person on that movie, let me tell you."

"I was paid Rs 5,000 per song, and there were six songs. Just because of that, I was paid Rs 30,000. We couldn’t even afford an assistant.”