Aamir Khan said that unless he is sure that his children Junaid and Ira would be the right fit, he would not make any films for them.
The constant buzz around Bollywood star kids and their speculated big screen debuts is perennial. Pop this question to Aamir Khan and he beams at the fact that both his children — Ira and Junaid from his first marriage — have chosen their career paths without any help from him.
“I’m so glad that they’re following what they want to do and what’s most important is that they’re doing it on their own. They are not taking my help in anything,” Aamir lets the proud father take over.
While Junaid made his acting debut with theatre, Ira has recently made her directorial debut with a play, a Greek tragedy titled Euripides’ Medea. Asked what all they’ve learnt from him, Aamir says, “I have no idea what they’ve taken from me; that you’ve to ask them. But what I can say is that they’re doing things entirely on their own, which is good because I think that’s how it should be. Ira had told me (about the play), but she had not asked me for any help, nor did she say, ‘Dad, please guide me’. Junaid is acting in theatre and he’s also on his own. So, both are doing what they feel like doing.”
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