MUMBAI: Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan says she is happy about the comparisons being drawn about Akshay’s look in “Joker” resembling that of Aamir Khan’s in “Lagaan”.
“If he is looking like Aamir in ‘Lagaan’, then I am happy because it was a very big movie. But a villager’s outfit and look is the same, dhoti and bandi. By this logic, Aamir’s look also resembled that of Dilip Kumar’s in ‘Naya Daur’. It’s a village look and there are only that many village looks that you can do,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Farah also clarifies that makers of “Joker” planned to show the fantasy adventure on the space station as part of a promotional strategy and that it was never meant just for Indo-American astronaut Sunita Williams. ” I never took Sunita Williams’ name, I don’t know how her name cropped up. This was a promotional strategy because Akshay (Kumar) is a NASA scientist in the film, it’s about aliens and space ships. The co-producers thought we could get it relayed on that station, but there is so much red tape involved in that and it takes a long period of asking for it and all. But I never took Sunita Williams’ name,” the 47-year-old said.
Directed by Shirish Kunder, “Joker” also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Shreyas Talpade. It is set to hits theatres Aug 31.