Be it before signing up a film or its release, kid star Darsheel Safary never forgets to seek blessings from his mentor Aamir Khan.
“I call him (Aamir) to ask for his blessings. I did seek his guidance before doing
and Deepa Mehta’s
. He just makes me feel confident and energised. He is my real guru,” says the 14-year-old, who, along with Satyajit Bhatkal, director of
, invited Aamir for a special screening of their film.
Aamir was full of praises for Darsheel and childhood friend Satyajit. “I was excited to watch this action adventure, especially since it has Darsheel in a brand new superhero avatar, and he will always be my superhero in real life too! Satyajit has been a close childhood friend. I was proud to have produced his National Award-winning documentary film and I wish him all the best for his debut Hindi film,” says Aamir.
Aamir and Darsheel’s bonding has been going strong ever since they worked together for the 2007 superhit
Taare Zameen Par
. Darsheel has undergone a sea change in the past four years, from a camera-shy boy to a confident actor. “People who think I am a brat, have a wrong impression of me. I have grown up. Back then, I was shy of facing the camera because of my bunny teeth but now, I like it.”
Darsheel plays India’s first child superhero in Disney’s action adventure
, along with Manjari Phadnis.