TWO FILMS CAN’T BE COM­PARED: AAMIR KHAN

Even as com­par­isons be­tween Dan­gal and Sal­man Khan’s next film start, Aamir Khan says each film has its own beauty and they can’t be com­pared

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His last re­lease, Dan­gal broke box of­fice records last year, in In­dia. And now, Aamir Khan’s film is do­ing mind­bog­gling busi­ness in China, too, af­ter hav­ing made 900 crore there. HT City chats with the ac­tor about how it feels.

Were you ex­pect­ing such a hu­mungous re­sponse for Dan­gal in China?

It was most un­ex­pected. We hoped our film will be loved and well-re­ceived but never in our wildest dream had we thought of this kind of a re­sponse. It has come as an ex­tremely pleas­ant sur­prise. It just shows that cin­ema and creativ­ity have no bar­ri­ers what­so­ever. They cross over and touch peo­ple’s hearts ir­re­spec­tive of the lan­guage of the film.

Al­ready, talks are rife whether Sal­man Khan’s Tube­light can break Dan­gal’s record...

I don’t be­lieve in com­par­isons be­cause two films can’t be com­pared. Each film is dif­fer­ent and unique with dis­tinct sto­ries and char­ac­ters. So, you can’t equate any two films with one an­other. If Dan­gal has done such huge busi­ness, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best film of In­dia, be­cause cre­ative medi­ums are very sub­jec­tive; they aren’t ob­jec­tive. It’s like ask­ing, ‘Is Mother In­dia a bet­ter film than Mughal-EAzam’ or Is Pyaasa a bet­ter film than Do Aankhen Barah Haath?’ How can you com­pare? Each film is beau­ti­ful, and has its own beauty.

How has the prepa­ra­tion been for your next film, Thugs of Hin­dostan?

My next re­lease will be Se­cret Su­per­star, in Au­gust. As for Thugs of Hin­dostan, right now, I am in Malta and we are ready­ing for the shoot, which kicks off on June 5. We are go­ing to start with a big ac­tion se­quence. And all the prep for the ac­tion is go­ing on. I know there’s a lot of spec­u­la­tion about what my look is go­ing to be. But let me as­sure that it’s noth­ing like what you have seen in the pho­tos till now (laughs). I have man­aged to keep my look hid­den. At the right time, we will re­veal the look of the film and var­i­ous char­ac­ters.

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