Passion over perfection
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 23 Dec 2016 09:30:51|
Superstar Aamir Khan, who is often called as “Mr. Perfectionist”, says he doesn’t believe in the title and says instead he should be called “Mr. Passionate” instead.
Asked if his title gives him any pressure, Aamir told reporters in a group interview, “It puts no pressure on me because I don’t believe in the title only. So the title is an inaccurate title. So, it puts not pressure on me.”
Aamir, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film, Dangal, says the correct title for him would be “Mr. Passionate” because “that is what I am”.
The 51-year-old star says perfection according to him doesn’t exist in a creative field, where people have a myriad of ideas and opinions.
“Perfection according to me doesn’t exist. There is not such thing as perfection and certainly not in the creative field... I am a passionate person,” he said.
Dangal is a biographical sports drama film directed by Tiwari, who previously helmed popular films like Chillar Party and Bhootnath Returns.
The film features Aamir portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.
He will be seen playing both younger and older characters of Phogat in the film, and he had put on weight up to 95 kg to play the older part and is currently in the process of bringing it down to around 70 kg.
Aamir Khan also says the purpose to make the film is not to promote himself or the sports personality, but to make a “good film”.
Asked his opinion on Bollywood personalities overshadowing sportsmen, on whom movies are based on, Aamir told reporters, “My purpose to make this film was not to promote myself or a sports personality. When I am making a film it’s because I love the story. It is because I am creatively excited about the film.
“And that is something I want to share it with audience.”
The 51-year-old star says his “primary job is neither to promote myself and not to promote a sports person...That isn’t my primary responsibility. “My primary responsibility is to make a good film. That’s what I concentrate on.”
Aamir, who has previously worked in hits like PK, 3 Idiots and Ghajini, says before making the Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial, he knew about the Phogat family.
“I knew about the Phogat family. I think the biggest way we could promote the Phogat sisters and Mahavir was by making a film on them. And that is what we have done,” he said.
The actor hopes that after watching the film, which is slated to release on December 23, people appreciate them even more.