Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan, who is known for her Hindi movies, will make her Tamil acting debut in AL Vijay's upcoming film Devi, which stars Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles.
The trilingual project, which will be simultaneously made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, will witness the 51-year-old film-maker emulating her off-screen self.
"This particular scene in the film required a choreographer and who else other can Farah can be apt for the role. Her presence serves as big strength to the team," director AL Vijay said in a statement.
As a choreographer, Farah is not new to Tamil film industry as she has worked in a couple of prominent Tamil movies including Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey and Shankar's Nanban.
When she first made it to the sets of Devi, everyone assumed that she has been roped in to choreograph a song. The revelation of her making her Tamil acting debut surprised those present.
"Vijay has been shooting with Prabhudheva and Tamannaah here in Mumbai for more than a week for his horror-drama. Farah Khan was roped in to do a cameo appearance and the choreographer-director was seen shooting for her role.
When she dropped by the set, many thought that she had come to choreograph a song for the film. It was then revealed that she would be doing a cameo, which surprised the onlookers," a source told a leading English daily.
Vijay has revealed that his film is intended to surprise everyone.
"Our film is full of surprises. If it was Paul Aaron in the scripting, Prabhudeva and Tamannaah as a pair in the casting, here it is Farah Khan in the guest appearance," said the Madrasapattinam director.
Farah Khan also took to her Twitter page to confirm the news. She wrote, "Such fun shooting a cameo for n with my talented friends @SonuSood @PDdancing @tamannaahspeaks n director Vijay.."
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