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Finally, Lagaan to release on DVD

india Updated: Jun 14, 2007 19:15 IST
Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is all set to launch the much anticipated DVD of Lagaan and Chale Chalo - an illustration of the making of the film.
The actor was in the FeVer 104 FM studio in Mumbai.
Excerpts:

Why are you releasing the DVD of Lagaan and Chale Chalo after so many years of the film's release?
Lagaan is very close to my heart, not only because I produced and acted in the film, but also because I loved the script. I feel extremely proud to be associated with a project that every Indian holds dear and I would like everybody to have a part of this in their homes.

Is it true that you actually refused to be a part of Lagaan at first?
When Ashu (director Ashutosh Gowarikar) came to me, my tist reaction was, "Please think of something sensible". I was completely against the idea and thought that this would never work. But Ashu persevered and I read out the script to my mother, father and Reena. They fell in love with it and insisted that I had to be a part of the film. I took the job of the producer because I wanted to do justice to the script.

Did you ever anticipate the huge success of the film while making the film?
I never thought that this film will become so huge simply because when I make a film, I think only about making it and not what happens after its release.

Any funny incident that happened during the making of Lagaan?
Oh! There are many. Once there was a crowd of about 10,000 people who gathered near the sets. I had to perform the song Kya Bolti Tu just to keep them under control. The fans and the unit had a great time.

Don't you think being choosey about films can be risky as they might not do well at the box office?
No, I don't think so. Today people believe that if I do a film, there has to be some substance in the film.

To listen to the complete interview, tune in to your favourite radio station, FeVer 104 FM on June 14.

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