Though for last few days, there have been number of rumours floating around this 'qawalli' and the stars who would feature in it, the director confirms that not just would this be an extra special sequence in the film, it would also feature Akshay Kumar and Salman right through the song's duration with Katrina Kaif joining the duo in its second half.
"Actually even before I had finalised Salman for the 'qawalli', media had already made up its mind to have him as the man who would give company to Akshay. To begin with, Salman and I had a good laugh over it but then later both of us thought it won't be a bad idea after all. Salman is a sweet heart; the moment he realised that I was serious, he was game for it. He is a very honest and straight forward man and immediately said ki chal yeh song karte hain (lets do the song), maza aayega (we will enjoy it). So here we are", says Farah who had earlier roped in Salman for a cameo appearance for the star studded 'Deewangee' track in Om Shanti Om.
Since the entire shooting of Tees Maar Khan has already been wrapped, is this 'qawalli' a late decision in the film? After all right through the shoot of the film, one never heard about any such plans from her or Shirish (Kunder) who has written the film.
"Issme zyaada bolne waali kya baat thi? (there is nothing more to say about it) Jab time aaya shoot karne ka toh we ended up talking about it", smiles Farah, "There was always a place in the film's narrative for this song sequence. It was not an after thought at all. What was not finalised though was the setting of the song. It could have been a club song or anything else." However, Farah was quick to shoot down the option of including a club song in Tees Maar Khan.
"There have been so many club songs that I myself have choreographed in the past ki main khud bore ho gayi hoon(i am so bored of them)", confesses Farah, "I wanted something different and this is how the 'qawalli' setting was decided. Once I discussed this with Shirish, he too was pretty convinced and this is when we started looking for another actor to give company to Akshay. Trust me; with Salman, Akshay and Katrina, this is going to be a special song for sure."
We are waiting for sure Farah as long as you can bring on yet another 'Deewangee' [Om Shanti Om] or 'Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Haal Kya Karein' [Main Hoon Naa]!
Farah Khan could well be thanking her stars. She finalised Salman Khan to shoot for her special 'qawalli' in Tees Maar Khan much before Dabangg turned into a phenomenal success. Now as Salman is enjoying all the accolades coming his way, he has a commitment with Farah for this 'qawalli', the shooting of which would be held in a week's time from now.