Sanya brands Aamir Khan ‘very papa type’

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Fo­cussed, a go-get­ter and per­fec­tion­ist — that’s what Aamir Khan is known to be. His Dan­gal co-star, Sanya Mal­ho­tra, says Aamir is also very papa type. Af­ter play­ing the 52-year-old’s on-screen daugh­ter in the De­cem­ber 2016 re­lease, Sanya and ac­tor Fa­tima Sana Shaikh — who played wres­ling champs, the Phogat sis­ters — joined the film’s post­pro­duc­tion team, and in­terned un­der Aamir.

Was he a tough boss? “Not at all! He’s very calm. He’s so papa type, one who can never scold any­one... I’ve never seen him get­ting pissed at any­one. He’s the coolest boss one can ever work with. At times when I’d call him ask­ing for leave, he’d say ‘Haan, don’t come, it‘s okay.’ He’s very cool.”

A trained bal­let dancer, Sanya is lucky to have had the rare op­por­tu­nity to men­tor her men­tor. She has chore­ographed a mu­sic video for Aamir’s next film, Se­cret Su­per­star. How’s Aamir as a stu­dent? “He’s fab­u­lous! Teach­ing him has also been a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause he never gives up. Main kitna bhi mushkil step deti thi, he used to do it. Even if he looked funny do­ing a step or if peo­ple laughed at him, he’d still do it till he got it right. It’s so in­spir­ing to see that kind of ded­i­ca­tion.”

Re­call­ing the time when she’d watch Aamir re­hearse for the video of Dhaakad (a song in Dan­gal), Sanya says: “Fa­tima and I used to bully him [for not get­ting the moves right], but on the day of the fi­nal shoot, he nailed it. We were sur­prised, and told him, “Natak karte ho, aapse hota hai dance!”

Aamir Khan is the kind who can never scold any­one. I never saw him pissed... He’s so hum­ble, calm and sim­ple SANYA MAL­HO­TRA, AC­TOR

PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT

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