All my films are very close to me, I don’t measure them on their business: Aamir Khan
“All the films that I have done are very close to me and I don’t measure my films based on their business. Taare Zameen Par is as close to me as ‘Dangal’. So are PK, 3 Idiots and Lagaan. I can’t differentiate between any one of them. All are equally important to me,” Aamir Khan says.bollywood Updated: Jun 12, 2017 12:51 IST
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s filmography boasts of blockbusters like Lagaan, Rang De Basanti and Dangal. The credit, he says, goes to his heart, which he religiously follows while signing on the dotted line.
Asked about his favourite film, Aamir told IANS over phone from Malta: “All the films that I have done are very close to me and I don’t measure my films based on their business. Taare Zameen Par is as close to me as ‘Dangal’. So are PK, 3 Idiots and Lagaan. I can’t differentiate between any one of them. All are equally important to me.”
But one can’t overlook the massive success of his film Dangal that has surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore-mark of box office collections in China - the first Indian film to achieve the feat. Since Dangal, which narrates the story of the real life wrestlers and sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, broke several records at the box office, is he feeling the pressure to do better?
“No. I don’t feel that kind of pressure. I follow my heart as far as creative decisions go... As to what I am going to do next. It’s never affected by the success of my previous films. My choice of films is dictated by my emotional interest in the story and my creative interest,” he said.
Talking about Thugs if Hindostan, Aamir said. “I am most excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time. It is a dream come true. I’ve always been his huge fan,” said Aamir.
He is equally excited about his other project, Secret Superstar. “My next film is Secret Superstar. It’s about a 14-year-old girl. She is the central character. I love the story. It’s a beautiful story,” he said about the film that traces the journey of an aspiring singer named Insia.
“Will it do the same kind of business like Dangal? I have no idea. I had no idea that Taare Zameen Par would be a huge success either. I did it because of the story or even Dangal... It’s not a conventional mainstream story. It’s about an old man who has grey hair, daughters and no romance... A story about a family and wrestling. It’s not a conventional kind of a film. Who knew it would do this kind of business?” asked the actor.
He is geared up for another biopic, Salute, which will be his second biopic after the grand success of Dangal.
Aamir has associated with producers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala for Salute, a biopic on India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Kapur under their banners AKP, RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively.
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First Published: Jun 12, 2017 12:31 IST