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I am not a box-office king, I am only Kiran’s king: Aamir Khan on Dangal success

“I am not a box-office king. I am only Kiran’s (his wife Kiran Rao) king,” said the actor, who looked to be in the seventh heaven after the huge success of Dangal.

bollywood Updated: Feb 05, 2017 16:46 IST
Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan plays a former wrestler in Dangal.

Dangal continues to rake in moolah for the filmmakers but Bollywood star Aamir Khan has said he doesn’t rule the box-office. “I am not a box-office king. I am only Kiran’s (his wife Kiran Rao) king,” said the actor, who looked to be in the seventh heaven after the huge success of his latest film.

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Speaking at the success party of the film on Saturday night, Aamir also added that he never chooses films on its potential to do business. “Till today I never signed a film on the basis of its capability to do business. I prefer to choose a film from my heart. All the films I’ve done till now are those which touched my heart,” he said.

“Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti or Sarfarosh, when I did those films, I never thought they would do such a good business. If you take ‘Dangal’ as an example, I played a role of an aged and heavy wrestler. There are no romantic songs or any typical formula to become a blockbuster. Therefore, we never predicted that the film would be such a big hit,” he added.

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“I would never do films like Dhobi Ghat with Kiran if I have ever thought of doing films by its number.” the Bollywood star told the reporters.

Asked if he wants to take forward the success internationally, Aamir said that for him the most respectable award is his audience’s love. “Other than this, I do not think about any other awards.”

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Aamir also spoke about the recent attack of a mob on the Padmavati set in Jaipur. “Taking law in our own hand is not legal for anyone. What has happened is very wrong and saddening. The people of Rajasthan are very much lovable and sensible. My experience with the people and the place was very good.”

“When a small group does this kind of an act, then the entire populattion gets a wrong name. This is very regrettable,” he added.

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