The professional superstar denies any movie projects with King Khan, goes on to speak on Kangana controversy and politics on his birthday
No collaboration, yet
Aamir Khan says his meeting with Shah Rukh Khan was ‘casual’ and the duo did not discuss any projects. Recently, Shah Rukh tweeted a picture along with Aamir and the team of Netflix, which started speculation that both of them might be coming on board for a project.
“No, I met him (Shah Rukh) twice in the last few months. Once at Ajay Bijli’s party, where we met after a long time. It felt wonderful spending time with him. Recently there was a get together at his place. We are meeting casually, just as friends. We haven’t discussed work,” Aamir said at a special press conference on his birthday.
Thugs on Aamir’s mind
The actor, who turned 52 today, is currently gearing up for his forthcoming “Thugs of Hindostan”. There were reports that the actor has been approached for a biopic on Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to fly into space. The film is reportedly titled be “Saare Jahan Se Achcha”, as a tribute to Sharma’s description of India from the space.
But Aamir says he is only working on ‘Thugs’ now and hasn’t signed anything else. The actor, however, is excited to work with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in “Thugs…” “This year I am very excited for one thing. I am a fan of Amitji and this is my first chance of working with him. I am so excited… The kind of actor that he is, the level that he has… I am sure I will learn a lot from him and it will be a very memorable experience for me,” Aamir says.
The actor denied that the heavy moustache that he is sporting these days is the final look for the movie. “We are still experimenting with different looks. This is one among them. But this is not the final look.”
Aamir is emotion-less
Aamir Khan believes it is human nature to help those who are close to you but says he tries not to mingle emotions with work. Actress Kangana Ranaut kickstarted the debate on nepotism in Bollywood by calling host Karan Johar the “flag bearer of nepotism” on his show, which led to a war of words between them.
Aamir declined to comment on the particular topic but offered his opinion on the topic “in general”. “In general, I think it’s a normal human tendency to try and help people who you love and care for. It doesn’t have to be someone who is part of your family, it could be someone you care for. It’s a very natural emotion.”
Aamir, however, says he ensure that emotions don’t interfere with his work. “I try to make sure that in my work, I don’t let it interfere. As a creative person, I am responsible to my audience and I give huge importance to that. I try not to bring in emotions in my work.”
On screen daughter on their own
Last year, the actor delivered a huge blockbuster with “Dangal” which also saw the launch of Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar. When asked if he will be actively involved on their careers, Aamir says, “I hope not… I feel all four of them are very talented. They are very bright and intelligent girls. I don’t think they need my advice but if they do then I am always there for them. I hope they have wonderful careers. They are assets to the industry.”
Politics not for me
Aamir says he will never join politics but will always be vocal about important issues. The “Dangal” star says he has never given an opinion carelessly and will continue to speak his heart out but in a careful manner. “I’ve always been careful, I don’t think I’ve been careless in giving my opinion on matters. I’ve always been careful and will hopefully continue to be so but also continue to say what I feel,” Aamir said.
Aamir says he will never venture in politics as he feels he can contribute a lot more within his space of being an artist. “No, politics is not for me. I feel there’s a lot I can contribute, staying in the creative field that I am in,” the actor says when asked if he will join politics. As an artist, a creative person, there’s a lot I can contribute to society, to the nation. I would like to do that from where I am, I don’t want to change that,” he said.