Although there are many female film directors in Bollywood, but the name of Farah Khan comes out among those who make commercial or masala films. Choreographer-turned-director Farah has composed Main Hoon Na (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007), Tis Maar Khan (2010) and Happy New Year (2014), out of which Tishera Khan has been a hit, all but Farah. No films have been made in the last 6 years and their efforts are proving to be useless.
In fact, Farah was severely criticized by Tees Maar Khan. After that Happy New Year may have achieved success at the box office, but the film was also mocked by the audience and film critics. After this, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah’s Khan favorite hero, also kept distance from him.
For the past few years, Farah was preparing to remake Amitabh Bachchan starrer Satte Pe Satta (1982). Raj N. Sippy directed. Fateh was going to make power with Hrithik Roshan on Satte Pe. Hrithik Roshan did not respond to Farah for months. Neither could he say yes nor could he muster the courage to say no. When Hrithik Roshan kept avoiding it, Farah Khan understood that Hrithik Roshan does not want to do this film.
After this Farah Khan offered this film to Akshay Kumar, but Akshay Kumar also refused. While he has worked with Farah Khan before. Farah Khan, having lost, went to Shahrukh Khan from where the obvious was not immediately heard. Shah Rukh Khan is at the turning point of his career where he is in dire need of a hit film and in such a situation he is not in a position to take a risk by doing a film with a director like Farah Khan.
It is reported that Farah Khan has given up his intention to remake Satte on power. A big star might not want to work with him anymore. The kind of films that Farah Khan makes, the audience no longer likes. Farah is not in a position to make films with new actors.
This is also another news of the closure of power on Satte. Satte Pe Satta is an unofficial remake of ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’. The copyright rules were not so strict then. One country did not even know that a remake of his film has been made in another country. If Farah Khan makes a remake of Satta Pe Satta, he may have to buy rights from foreign filmmakers as well, so the matter is confused.