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Farah Khan on the dark horse of 2007

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
It is a known fact that Farah Khan has cut down on her choreographing assignments after turning director with Main Hoon Na. Currently she is busy in the pre-production of her next film Om Shanti Om. It goes without saying that she will be choreographing the songs in her brother Sajid Khan's film Hey Baby being produced by close friend Sajid Nadiadwala.

But what people don't know is that apart from that film she will also be choreographing for one more film - E. Niwas' My Name is Anthony Gonsalves. My Name is Anthony Gonsalves stars Amrita Rao and introduces a new face - Nikhil Dwivedi.

So how come this film came on her list? Farah explains, "I have known E.Niwas since the time he was assisting Ram Gopal Varma for Mast and when he approached me to choreograph a couple of songs for 'My Name is Anthony Gonsalves', I expressed my reluctance because my own film Om Shanti Om has started. But then he showed me the stills and the test shoot of the new boy Nikhil Dwivedi whom he is introducing in the film. And I was so impressed that I agreed to choreograph a couple of songs just for the boy".

And who's this newcomer Nikhil Dwivedi? Ask her about this debutante actor and she is in all praises for the young man. "He is a promising actor and has shockingly good screen presence. In real life he is like a boy-next-door but you should check him out in print or on the screen. He has a dynamic personality. Amongst all the newcomers who are coming this year there are some very promising ones like Ranbir Kapoor, Sikander Kher and Deepika Padukone (who debuts in Farah's film Om Shanti Om). Nikhil is the dark horse amongst them to watch out for. He'll make his own dent. Also what I like about him is the fact that he is not a star son and is completely from outside the industry with no modeling background either. I think such kind of a discovery is happening after years because unless you are a star son it's almost impossible to get a break. I will be waiting for his film"

With all the potential that Farah is talking about this new lad, seems like Nikhil just might be seen in a future Farah Khan film? Farah doesn't completely deny the possibility. "I will definitely cast him in my future films", says she.

Well Nikhil Dwivedi couldn't have asked for more. He hasn't even finished shooting his first film and he already has well-wishers booking him for future considerations.

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