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Aamir Khan unfazed by box office numbers


He may be giving back-to-back blockbusters, but superstar Aamir Khan says his decision to sign a project is not swayed by the money making possibilities. The 51-year-old actor, who has given box office successes like “3 Idiots”, Dhoom 3″, “PK” with “Dangal” being the latest addition, said he picks stories which touch his heart.

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“I don’t choose films thinking about how much business will it do. I do films that touch my heart. When I did films like ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Lagaan’, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ I did not think about numbers,” Aamir said.

 The actor said the Nitish Tiwari-directed film does not have a single aspect of a Bollywood blockbuster, but he chose to do it as it satisfied his creative instincts. “In ‘Dangal’ there is no romantic song, I am playing a fat old man so this film doesn’t have trappings of a blockbuster film but the kind of numbers it is doing it’s great. I have never done films thinking about box office or business. I do films as a creative person,” he said.