The actor dropped in to meet Rani Mukerji on her film set; shared tips on marketing and impressed everyone with his fluent Marathi
Actor Aamir Khan made an unannounced visit to the sets of Aiyya, his Talaash co-star Rani Mukerji’s upcoming film. Since his TV show, Satyamev Jayate, was being shot in the same suburban studio, he decided to surprise Rani and the crew of the Sachin Kundalkar-directed movie.
“Rani told me Aamir might visit, but I thought she was pulling my leg. We were shooting a song sequence a floor away from Satyamev Jayate and, at around 4 pm, we were dumbstruck to see Aamir enter our set,” says Sachin, who is making his Bollywood debut.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, Aiyya is a woman-centric film based on the idea of switching the roles of women with men — it portrays men as objects of desire. “It is a bold theme in terms of its constitution.
The boldness is not in making someone undress but in the fact that a man can also be just a sexual object for a lady,” says the director. Sachin reveals that Aamir sat through the shoot and interacted with Rani and him for a long time afterwards. They had an informal discussion about the movie and spoke about Aamir’s plans to promote his TV show.
Everyone on the sets was awestruck to hear him speak in chaste Marathi. “It was crisp and flawless, exactly as I or any Maharashtrian would speak it. It was unbelievable,” says Sachin.