Sharman Joshi has got a meatier role than Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots. Reportedly, this has left Aamir unhappy and he has asked director Raj Kumar Hirani to balance out things at the editing table. Whether the director complies with the demand remains to be seen.
In his defence, sources from the film’s crew say the tilt and imbalance between Aamir and Sharman’s role was not planned when the film was conceived.
Says the source, “It just happened. Aamir has no problem being part of an ensemble cast, or even playing a secondary part. If you remember Aamir made an entry in his production Taare Zameen Par at intermission point. Even in RDB, Siddharth had the most powerful role.”
So what seems to be the problem? Continues the source, “Sharman’s role and performance have turned to be quite different from the way Aamir had perceived it. Mind you, he has no problems with Sharman walking away with the film.” And no one is sure how the film tilted in Sharman’s favour.
The film is just two months away from its release and Hirani doesn’t want any friction within his team.
Says the source, “Raju is a peace-loving man. He doesn’t want friction under any circumstance. And certainly not with Aamir whom he respects and holds in the greatest esteem. But we can’t really blame any of the three parties, Aamir, Sharman or the director for the way things have turned out.”