Actor-producer Aamir Khan has taken the reigns of his untitled debut TV show, into his own hands. His company Aamir Khan Productions will be producing the show for Star Plus. The show will deal with real cases and people, but beyond that there is no rigidity in terms of what its concept will be, it’s on-air duration or the number of episodes that will be shot.
Apparently, for the past year, Big Synergy’s Siddharth Basu was involved with the show. The actor had reportedly started shooting with Siddharth’s team at the Reliance Media Works studios in the city and Aamir had apparently broken down while shooting a pilot episode.
To this query, Siddharth responded, “Big Synergy is not currently involved in production with him and so not in a position to comment on anything he may or may not be doing on TV.”
Aamir admits that Siddharth was at the helm of initial research to formulate the concept of his talk show of sorts. “Eventually, I felt I could do this show on my own. And so, I decided to produce it myself. And this doesn’t stop us from working together in the future. There’s no bad blood. He’s one of those few hosts I’ve enjoyed watching on TV. His intellect is unmatched,” says Aamir.
Considering that his show revolves around social subjects, plenty of needy and deserving people may appear on his show. Would he offer them monetary help too? “I don’t have that kind of money to support every needy person in India,” says Aamir, who will be completing the show before starting work on Dhoom 3. “My mother always feels that I can make four times the money I’m making, if I work a little more. But I don’t work for money, I work when something excites me, and that doesn’t happen everyday. So, I don’t have enough to offer such large scale help.”
Many of his colleagues have been on the small screen already. Most of their shows have permitted movie promotions, song and dance, even though the elements were not part of the respective formats. “I don’t think there’s space for any tadka or masala in my show. I’ll make it well, and I hope it will click,” he says, adding, “I don’t insert songs in my movies for gimmickry. Why would I do it here?”