Farah's earlier directorial films, namely Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om, had Shahrukh in the lead role. When rumours started spreading that she was cashing in on Shahrukh's fame, she chose Akshay Kumar for tees maar khan, as if to prove that her films would do well even without King Khan.
The director admitted that it was tough to choose Akshay in place of Shahrukh. She however added that she made the right decision by choosing Akshay for the lead role in tees maar khan.
Well, tees maar khan starring Akshay, Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna is set for release this Friday, on Christmas Day.