अभिनेता आमिर खान में बड़े स्टार होने का अहंकार नजर नहीं आता। वह अपने करियर की सफलताओं और असफलताओं, दोनों को बेहद विनम्रता के साथ स्वीकार करते हैं। पिछले साल उनकी फिल्म ‘ठग्स ऑफ हिन्दोस्तान’ बॉक्स ऑफिस पर कुछ खास कमाल नहीं दिखा पाई थी। वह दर्शकों से उनकी उम्मीदों पर खरा न उतर पाने के लिए माफी मांगना चाहते हैं। एक रोचक बातचीत में आमिर ने अपनी फिल्मों, सफलता और साल में एक से ज्यादा फिल्मों में काम न करने जैसे मुद्दों पर बात की। वह कहते हैं, ‘मेरी काम करने की गति काफी कम हो चुकी है। अब मैं औसतन दो साल में एक फिल्म कर रहा हूं। ‘ठग्स ऑफ हिन्दोस्तान’ पिछले साल दिवाली पर रिलीज हुई थी। ‘लाल सिंह चड्ढा’ अगले साल क्रिसमस पर रिलीज होगी। यानी दो साल से कुछ समय ज्यादा।’
जब आप दूसरे अभिनेताओं को साल में कई सारी फिल्मों में काम करते देखते हैं तो क्या आपके मन में कोई असुरक्षा की भावना आती है? कभी नहीं। जब मैं अपने सह-कलाकारों को शानदार फिल्मों में काम करते देखता हूं तो मुझे बहुत खुशी होती है। आयुष्मान खुराना इतना शानदार काम कर रहा है कि मैं बतौर दर्शक उसकी फिल्में देखना चाहता हूं। फिल्म इंडस्ट्री के सभी कलाकारों की अपनी-अपनी खासियत है। कोई भी किसी दूसरे की वजह से असुरक्षित महसूस नहीं करता।
Aamir Khan is ‘very sorry, hurt and upset’ for not living up to expectations in Thugs of Hindostan.
Actor Aamir Khan doesn’t come with the ego that comes with being one of the biggest names in showbiz. He humbly accepts success, and candidly takes credit for his films’ failures, too. Last year, Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) tanked at the box office, and he feels like apologising to viewers “for not living up to the expectations”.
In a chat, he discusses success, films and if he wants to do more than one film a year. Well, for the last question, he says, “The pace has reduced considerably. It’s more like one [film] in two years. TOH was on last Diwali, and Laal Singh Chaddha will be out on Christmas next year, so, it’ll be a little over two years.” Excerpts:
Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor look really good onscreen despite the obvious height difference. The duo was first paired by Rajkumar Hirani for “Three Idiots” and the pair was quite a big hit. After that, Aamir roped the gorgeous actress for his home production “Talaash” in which the mother-of-one portrayed the role of a ghost. After a long time, the two will now be seen together in “Lal Singh Chaddha” that will be directed by Advait.
The “Lagaan” actor is known for donning a new look for his every movie. From “Rang De Basanti” to his latest super flop “Thugs of Hindustan” Aamir Khan is known as a perfectionist and has tried novel looks for his every role. His character in “Ghajini” became famous for the special haircut that he had in the movie. So, when recently the actor was spotted along with his “Laal Singh Chaddha” actor Kareena Kapoor Khan and director Advait in totally different ‘avatar’ many speculated that it can be his look in the upcoming movie.
Although the star cast for the movie is almost final, it is still to go on floors. The recent citing of a lead couple of the movie and the director together also triggered off rumors that now the flick will go on the floors very soon. Aamir Khan was accompanied by his wife Kiran Rao who was busy chatting with Kareena.
Aamir Khan looked quite dashing in his thick beard and lean look. According to reports, both Kareena and Aamir will have different looks for “Laal Singh Chaddha” each dedicated to different eras as the flick will trace the journey from Kargil to Pulwama attack. The story will also give emphasis to various changes the country went during these times including change in the government and more. In nutshell, “Laal Singh Chaddha” will depict the socio-political history of India of the past 5 decades.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who was last seen in the movie Thugs of Hindostan, is next acting in the movie Lal Singh Chaddha, which is directed by Advait Chandan, who had previously directed the superhit movie Secret Superstar that had Aamir Khan in a cameo.
Lal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of the Hollywood classic movie Forrest Gump released in 1994. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the movie starred Tom Hanks, Sally Field and was an acclaimed movie that won Tom Hanks the Best actor Oscar award.
Recently it was revealed that Vijay Sethupathi will play a role in Lal Singh Chaddha, and the latest update is that he might be playing Aamir Khan’s friend, reprising the role Bubba played by Mykelti Williamson in the original. Reportedly the team has modified the screenplay to have Bubba’s character as a Tamil person, and that Makkal Selvan will play the role.
Actor-producer Aamir Khan, whose films are making a killing at the box-office in China, modestly claims that though he has been bestowed with the tag of ‘Worlds Biggest Superstar’, his popularity in the country is accidental.
Speaking about the tremendous love he garnered from the adjacent nation, Aamir Khan said, “My popularity in China happened by accident. Not many people know that it all started with 3 Idiots (2009), which reached Chinese homes through piracy. I guess they really related with the subject of the education system. Then they followed my work, including PK, and even the TV show Satyamev Jayate. When Dangal released in China, they already knew me and my work. Also, the reason why the films did such business in China is the sheer number of screens. In India, we have around 5,000 theatres, while in China there are 45,000. Even though there isn’t as much difference in the population of the two countries (approx. 1.35 billion in India and 1.4 billion in China). I play a cameo in Secret Superstar; even then the film was released by the exhibitors in 11,000 theatres in China. Just imagine the scale!”