All is not well between Indian singer-composer-choreographer Ganesh Hegde and director Farah Khan. In fact, it looks like they are in for a long fierce battle. Hegde, who accused Farah of spreading negative stories about him by claiming that he was elbowed out of a dance reality show, has hit out at the director again after she said that he needed a psychiatrist.
Ganesh Hegde said that Farah too needs to see a psychiatrist, as she talks too much. “Yes, I see the same doctor that Farah visits and even he feels that she talks too much. There are people who let their work talk and then there are people who let their talk work. Honestly, when have you seen a Farah Khan dance, please tell me that someone has seen her dance, anybody? I have done some good work in the recent past and have never spoken to anyone about making it public. Have never blown my own trumpet in 20 years, so why will I now?" Mumbai Mirror quoted Hegde as saying.
“I was supposed to groom the contestants on various dance styles, direct four music videos for Hrithik, and being a music maker myself, give my inputs for the dance music which is done by Pritam. In fact, without signing any contract I have had two sittings on the music with Pritam and Hrithik, who I immensely respect."
“If Farah was equipped to play these many roles or if she is contributing to any of these, then she has indeed replaced me and if not, then she should just sit back and let her talks do all the hard work. And just for the records, I have never been to the sets of the reality show so how can there be problems on the sets because of me?" he added.
Hegde also recalled an incident that happened last year. He said that he kept quiet though Farah wrote an article claiming that she was the preferred choice to choreograph a stage performance by an actress and that he got the chance because of the event managers. He added that the news of him being elbowed out from a show is rubbish.
He said that it is not fair on the part of Farah to spread negative stories about others. “Farah has just bought a house in the building where I stay and sometimes, she passes by in the lobby. We have always exchanged pleasantries and then out of the blue going to press saying that I have an attitude problem clearly shows who needs a doctor here. Farah is a good director, I like her sense of humour, but flexing the PR muscles and resorting to such negative publicity is an act of bullying, which no self respecting person will take lying down," he said.