Almost everyone - sorry, just about everyone - gets those pre-release jitters and is nervous as hell prior to the release of their film. The stakes are high, their reputation is at stake, the world is awaiting the outcome to their film... I've often heard people say that they lose appetite and feel insomniac as well.
Says Farah, "I wasn't chewing my nails during Main Hoon Na [her directorial debut]. Back then I was seeing Shirish [Kunder] and made sure that I was at my best [laughs]. But I was nervous during Om Shanti Om and the period thereafter. It's the same now." Farah is not the only one. A top notch director, known for his laughathons, has a running stomach a few days prior to his film's release, while another top ranking director, known for making sensitive films, goes into a shell and stays aloof as the release date draws closer. Like they say in the industry, Friday is the scariest day in the life of a film-maker/actor and it's getting more and more stressful with each passing year.