Actor-producer Aamir Khan who donned the director’s hat with Taare Zameen Par in 2007 may soon be directing again. On a visit to HT City on Tuesday, the filmmaker said that he has locked the script for his next directorial venture.
“There is a script that I’ve found about a 14-year-old brother and 7-year-old sister which I liked a lot,” he said, adding, “I’ve bought the rights (of the script) and I’m going to direct it. But I don’t know when because I’m very busy as an actor, as of now.” He added, however, that his under-production film Dhoom3 will also be liked by kids because of its action scenes.
The actor, whose film Talaash releases Friday, says that he agreed to act and co-produce the film because he found it intriguing. “It has a great emotional aspect and is not just a suspense drama. It deals with coming to terms with the loss of a loved one,” he said.
While the actor calls both his co-stars in the film—Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor—fantastic, he was particularly flattered when told about Rani’s recent remark that while shooting Ghulam with him, she never looked into his eyes as she feared falling in love with him. “Pehle kyun nahi bataya? ab to film poori ho gayi..chance miss ho gaya..ab ek aur film karni padegi,” he laughed, adding, “It’s good to fall in love. I think Rani has mesmerising eyes. She is one of my closest friends in the industry for a couple of years now.”
Given that Aamir has always used novel ways to promote his films, (this time around, he promoted the film mostly at night), we asked how important is it to promote a film.
“All films need promotions. For me promoting a film is a an integral process of filmmaking. You cannot separate it from the process. Each film is unique and has to be treated differently. ”
And does he hope that his son with Kiran Rao, Azad, who turns one soon, will bring luck for the film?, we ask him. “The film releases around the time of Azad’s first birthday. We are planning a family get together on the occasion, I sure hope he brings luck to the film,” he said.