Post the release and all the hype and recognition surrounding Taare Zameen Par, Aamir Khan got busy with various other projects, so much so that the Taare… star Darsheel Safary had sadly confessed that ‘Aamir Uncle’ is no longer in touch with him.
But now, with Darsheel’s second feature film on release, Aamir has been taking a keen interest in the way things are going, presumably because he doesn’t want Darsheel or his parents (unfamiliar with the ways of Bollywood) to make any wrong career moves for Darsheel.
In fact, Aamir has been regularly inquiring about Darsheel’s second film, Bumm Bumm Bole, and has shown a keen interest in watching it.
Says Darsheel excitedly, “My parents have invited Aamir Uncle to see the film. I really want him to see it, so he can be proud of me.”
Lately the two heroes of Taare Zameen Par have been bonding again. Says Darsheel, “Aamir Uncle came to my school for the release of the Taare Zameen Par DVD. He also came home for dinner.”
Darsheel is nervous about Aamir ‘s reaction. “In Taare Zameen Par I was much smaller and very naughty. Aamir Uncle removed (sic.) every bit of the acting out of me. I didn’t have to do anything. Now I’m 13. I’m taller, less naughty. In Taare… I played a kid who was not at all like me. The boy in Bumm Bumm Bole is quite similar to me. So I don’t know how Aamir Uncle will react.”
Darsheel admits that his co-star Ziah was a handful. “She was sometimes irritating. She was super-stubborn. Bahut ziddi hai woh. If she wanted a pencil she wouldn’t give a shot until she got it. I just ignored her tantrums.”
Darsheel referred to the relationship with his own sister to play the protective brother in Bumm Bumm Bole.
Says Darsheel, “I have a sister of my own in real life. So playing the protective brother who can go to any extent to make his sister smile came naturally to me. Doing the film I realized how much I love my sister. I’d do anything for her.”
– Subhash K. Jha / Sampurn Wire