Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan admits he was the most apprehensive when his wife Kiran Rao told him that she was working on a film script. Khan feared that if the script did not work for him, things would get most uncomfortable between them. “Every time she mentioned she was working on it, I prayed that she would not complete it, and in time would abandon it,” Aamir said while speaking about his latest home production directed by Rao.
Khan recalled that when Rao finally came to him with a spiral-bound file, he felt he needed numbers of his side to back him when he gave it a thumbs-down. “We decided to travel to Coonoor where my cousin and filmmaker Mansoor lives. I told Kiran that Mansoor and myself will head the script narration together,” he revealed, adding that he had often used Mansoor as a shield.However, when Khan sat down to hear the script with Mansoor and his wife Tina, he began falling in love with the characters, the dialogue, the narrative and was moved to tears by the end. "From the very first scene, the script just sucked me in," he recalled adding that he had fallen in love with Kiran, once again.
The actor said his wife was an absolute delight to work with as a producer and an actor. “I feel most safe in her hands. She has clarity, sensitivity and an ability to bring the best out of her team, which makes her a leader I am happy to follow,” the actor said.