Aamir Khan has come a long way since he made his debut in 1989. Today, he’s one of the most bankable stars of Bollywood. From the three Khans, Aamir is the one, who has constantly been making money for his producers. In the last ten years, his movies have not only been huge hits, the audience has also appreciated the kind of star that he has become. As part of the audience, let’s take a look and see what made Aamir the perfectionist he is today.
1) He doesn’t mind taking as long as he can to get the perfect shot
Anyone, who has worked with Aamir Khan, can vouch for the fact that he doesn’t stop trying until he thinks he got the best shot he can get. If he’s not happy, he can go on forever. This is one of the reasons he’s known to be a perfectionist.
2) His movies take a long time to shoot
Another known fact about Aamir Khan is that his films take a long time to shoot. Aamir believes in perfection, which is why he doesn’t mind how much money is spent on perfecting a film. After all, the longer a movie takes to shoot the bigger its budget gets and Aamir just doesn’t care!
3) This is why he releases 1 film every 2 years
When Aamir Khan takes all of his time to make sure the movie he’s working on is flawless, the audience don’t get to see him for 2 years on the big screen. Aamir takes about 2 years to make one film. He takes a couple of months to prepare for his character and he only starts shooting when he feels he’s ready. All these preparations from him make the movie he’s working on take a long time to release from its announced date. This is why perfectionist is Aamir’s middle name.
4) His heroines lose out other film opportunities while working with him
Due to the fact that the movies of Aamir Khan take a long time to shoot, the heroines of his films are forced to let go of other film opportunities to be able to be on call for Aamir’s films. Unless, the actresses are able to schedule their shooting times, they are bound to loose on several good movie projects that will end up on some other actresses’ laps.
5) He only works with good actors
When Aamir Khan decides to do a film, he not only cares about his part, but also about other actors’ parts. There was a time when Aamir felt that a particular actor didn’t suit the role in his film and because of this, he had the actor removed from the film. The actor was Arjun Rampal and the film was ‘Rang De Basanti’.
6) He doesn’t want to be like the other khans
The one thing that bugs Aamir Khan is how much he is compared to the other Khans, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. Aamir has tried his whole acting life to be different from them, as they all come from the same generation of actors and have been ruling the big screen for over 25 years. Today, all the three Khans have their individual fan followings and all three have managed to successfully carve out their own paths in Bollywood.
7) He likes to sound intelligent
Anyone, who has seen Aamir Khan’s interviews, can tell that he wants to sound intelligent to the audience. Don’t expect him to be as witty as Shah Rukh Khan or as funny as Salman Khan because he won’t. He just wants to be serious by sounding intelligent.
8) He wants people to take him seriously
Aamir is the only superstar, who has publicly spoken against award shows, as he doesn’t think the judging system is fair. In 2012, he produced and hosted a television show titled ‘Satyamev Jayate’ (English: Truth Alone Prevails). While the other Khans were busy hosting fun shows, Aamir decided to make his debut as a TV host with a show that highlights India’s biggest problems and issues in its true colours.
9) He doesn’t dance on stage or sing
Shah Rukh Khan has no problem getting paid to dance or sing on stage. As does Salman Khan, but not Aamir Khan. If television show hosts think they can get Aamir to sing and dance just like they do with Shah Rukh and Salman, they are in for a big surprise and disappointment. No amount of persuasion can make Aamir start singing and dancing on a public platform!
10) He will do anything to prepare for his role in a film
Aamir Khan will do anything for his films. This includes working hard for the character that he is going to play on screen. He built his body for ‘Ghajini’ and has been putting on weight for ‘Dangal’, a film in which he plays a wrestler. When Aamir signs to do a film, he truly gives it his all to make the film as perfect as he can for his audience.