As per our preliminary reports, Aamir Khan’s GHAJINI has been off to a blistering start breaking all time records at box office collections crossing more than 100 crores in its 1st week. I always knew ‘Ghajini’ would fetch a big start, but I didn’t expect the start to be so huge. I am surprised,” Aamir quoted.
What really clicked? Has he done some introspection? “Various factors! The director [A.R. Murugadoss] had come up with a riveting script. I knew that would be its trump card. The marketing team also deserves to be complimented. Plus, the fact that I work in limited films – on an average, one per year – and that must have generated curiosity for this film… The credit should go to Murugadoss mainly. He deserves brownie points,” Aamir says with utmost modesty.
Now that ‘Ghajini’ has released, Aamir moves on to ’3 Idiots’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. “I am enjoying working with Raju. He’s a terrific storyteller,” he smiles. Is he pumping iron to retain the muscular look for this film? “No, no… Raju wants a lean look for the film, so I’ve stopped working out since the past few months. I need to look different for this film,” he divulges.
The conversation with Aamir always be incomplete if we miss topic relating about SRK. Are both Aamir and SRK acting in a movie together. Is it possible? “Of course, it is! I am open to working with SRK. I have no problems. Only thing, the script has to do justice to the two actors. I’m sure there’re a lot of capable directors who’d be interested in signing this combination,” he states.
Any director who can get this dream cast together? “Oh yes, Mani Ratnam, Ashutosh Gowariker, Farhan Akhtar, there’re so many talented names out there. I’m game to work with a new director as well if he has the right script,” he says.
Only time will tell whether Aamir’s relationship with SRK remains the same considering his closeness to Salman Khan. Aamir has rubbished rumours that he and Salman are teaming up against Shah Rukh Khan, well Aamir categorically denied being a part of any camp in Bollywood. Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan will be at loggerheads as it seems the ice between them is yet to break.