At a time of bad action films, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak broke the clutter. This clean love story left quite an impression on my generation, fresh out of school. It was an impressive debut by Aamir Khan. Years later, when I was making Dil Chahta Hai, I approached Aamir but he was so busy that I couldn’t get an appointment. It took months before we finally met at his house. I had decided — come what may, I was going to narrate the script to him that day, even if it meant narrating it into the security camera!
I went through a gamut of emotions working with him on my first film and it means a lot to me to interview him on my show now. He’s a very important part of the life I am today.
I find it commendable that over the last 8-10 years, Aamir maintained a certain quality of storytelling in his films. He's still as busy, but now I can understand why he might postpone a meeting by a month.
The talking point about him right now is the physique he’s developed for Ghajini. While I think it is great to be fit and commendable to achieve such a level of fitness, it's a little tragic how everyone is expected to have a perfectly sculpted body now. Previously potential actors were gauged on their dancing, acting and horse riding abilities. Added to that they now say 'good body bhi hai'. I am thinking of putting on weight for my next role just to prove a point.
Aamir in many ways is such an enigma. Even though he's a public figure, the private side to him is still quite a mystery. This Friday on Oye, I've made a few unknown discoveries about him.!