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Scripts’ flood for Aamir

Aamir Khan has a strange problem on his hand. The actor-producer’s office is flooded with scripts.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2010 14:30 IST
Hindustan Times

Morning my malai koftas and koftis! I’m so glad that it’s finally started raining a little of late. I had had enough of the melting heat and if the clouds had taken any more time to open up, I’d have escaped into the cold climes of Iceland. Anyway, before I digress on weather woes, let me share with you the gup that everyone is shupping about. Read on dahlings…

For starters, I’ve just been informed that Aamir Khan has a strange problem on his hand. Nah, before you get any ideas, let me tell you that the actor-producer’s office is flooded with scripts.

My birdy from Bandra explains that considering the kind of movies he’s produced, like Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na and the forthcoming Peepli Live, many writers and directors have approached him to produce their ‘novel’ subjects.

Predictably, they are so maha impressed with his acumen as a producer that they feel they can’t get anyone better than him to back them. However, the rule at Aamir Khan Productions is that they have to respect everyone who comes in with a script and not turn away a single person. So, the company gets about eight-ten scripts a day.

Ab, I’m told that there are so many scripts, that Khan can’t figure out what to do with them. He’s already too busy with his three productions lined up, Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli Live, wife Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat and Abhinay Deo’s Delhi Belly.

And since he possibly can’t read every script that comes to him, the actor-filmmaker has asked his script department to get cracking… and shortlist the one they’d like him to read. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that this Khan can do. If he has to do more, I guess he’ll have to clone himself. Then we can have our own real version of Multiplicity. What say Aamir?

First Published: Jun 10, 2010 13:21 IST