I don't want to be the captain of the ship : Shabinaa Khan, Indian fashion designer and producer
Updated on: 23 May 2016
Shabinaa Khan on wanting to be a creative producer and how her journey so far has all led up to this point
There aren't too many female producers in B-Town. Maybe because it's not an easy job. Although Shabinaa Khan, has had it easy. She didn't know fashion designing, but got into it because her school friend Salman Khan pushed her to do it. She did that for 17 years. Then she got into TV production. She knew nothing about that. But she knew Ekta Kapoor, who did everything for her. Next stop: Film production. All her productions — Rowdy Rathore, Gabbar Is Back (and her soon-to-release Marathi film Laal Ishq) — have been co-productions with her mentor Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Although I have seen Shabinaa run the show single-handedly, she says she needs SLB. Here, the fiery producer talks for the first time about her journey, her passion and her plans ahead. Read on...
Why did you make a Marathi movie?
Because both the movies I made (Gabbar Is Back or Rowdy Rathore) were big-budget films. I always wanted to make a small film. In fact, I wanted to go and study in New York after GIB for five weeks to do a filmmaking and editing course as I wanted to learn something. I was going to be doing Rowdy 2 anyway after that, but I thought, 'Why not make a small film and learn the same thing here?'