Farah delighted to be one of 100 most promising directors

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2011, 17:12 PM IST

Mumbai: Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan cannot believe she has been handpicked as one of the 100 most promising emerging new directorial talent in the world in a film anthology entitled ‘Take 100: The Future Of Film: 100 New Directors.’

"I am just toooo toooo happy. In our country, we don`t value talent until it gets endorsed from the outside," Farah said.

"I didn`t even know about this until (film critic) Khalid Mohammad told me. Can you imagine, if he hadn`t told me I would`ve never known! It`s such an honour because I`m the only Indian director among the 100 who have been chosen."

She said it was not a small thing because the filmmakers have been chosen by the 10 well-known film-festival directors from across the world.

"Cameron Bailey of the Toronto Film Festival selected my film `Om Shanti Om`," she said.

And what filmmaker Karan Johar had to say about this feat?

Farah said with a poker face: "Yeah Karan wanted to know if husband Shirish Kunder wrote this book."

The director is unfazed by the fact that her last film drew a lot of flak. "So what if many people didn`t like `Tees Maar Khan`? It doesn`t really bother me. One just has to accept the fact that sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails."

IANS