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Who's this mystery man?

For those who have been racking their brains, this is actor Aamir Khan in a sardarji get up for Tata Sky’s new commercial.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2009, 17:45 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times

Aamir KhanFor those who have been racking their brains ever since Saturday, this is actor Aamir Khan in a sardarji get up for Tata Sky’s new commercial.

HT City was flooded with mails from readers after this ‘unidentified’ celebrity was published on the front page of March 7 issue.

About seventy-five percent got it right. The list of incorrect guesses included names like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapur. Interestingly, the list also included Johnny Depp, Katrina Kaif, PM Manmohan Singh, Pankaj Kapur, Shabana Azmi and Mandira Bedi amongst others.

The commercial is expected to go on air this month. Talking about the look, Aamir says, “As an actor it’s challenging for me to try and play with my age.” He adds that getting into this Sikh avatar was “fun” and that it was the first time he tried this look.

However, it wasn’t easy for the actor. It called for a two-and-a- half hour make-up session. Aamir confesses it was difficult to sit through the session but the most difficult part was the beard. “I hated this beard as there is a lot of gum and it’s very irritating,” says the actor adding, “you got to do it when you got to do it.” However, the end result was satisfying. “Initially I did get irritated because I had to put this body suit... but once I put it on and looked at myself, I got excited... and I forgot the discomfort.”

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