AMIR KHAN GETS MIS­TAKEN FOR AAMIR KHAN!

Bri­tish boxer Amir Khan says he gets Tweets and Face­book mes­sages meant for ac­tor Aamir Khan

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Henna Rakheja ❈ henna.rakheja@htlive.com

The ad­di­tional ‘A’ in ac­tor Aamir Khan’s name doesn’t help Bri­tish boxer Amir Khan, who gets mis­taken for the Bol­ly­wood su­per­star “all the time.” The for­mer uni­fied light-wel­ter­weight world cham­pion, who was in Delhi over the week­end, told us, “So many peo­ple con­fuse me with Aamir Khan. In UK, even on the phone peo­ple mis­take me for him. And on Twit­ter, Face­book, peo­ple send me mes­sages think­ing this is Aamir Khan ‘the ac­tor’s’ ac­count. I think that my fans would be send­ing mes­sages to his ac­count too,” he says, laugh­ing about the “great con­fu­sion” due to the sim­i­lar­ity in their names.

Amir thinks that it would, in fact, be in­ter­est­ing if Aamir stars in his biopic. “In Hol­ly­wood, some­one who is young and re­ally ath­letic should play my part. It’s hard to say who can do that. I don’t mind do­ing it my­self. But in Bol­ly­wood, Aamir Khan would be ideal. It’ll be amaz­ing if Aamir Khan makes a movie about Amir Khan, the boxer,” says the 30-year-old who be­gan com­pet­i­tive box­ing at the age of 11, and has won 31 out of 35 fights till date.

Born to a Pak­istani fam­ily in Eng­land, Amir is quite clued into Bol­ly­wood. “I know a lit­tle bit of Hindi. I picked it up from Bol­ly­wood films that I watch on flights. Bol­ly­wood is so big now, es­pe­cially in the UK. I like watch­ing movies of Shah Rukh Khan, Sal­man Khan and Aamir Khan —the Khans have taken over Bol­ly­wood. I have seen Aamir Khan’s Dan­gal .... it’s a good movie man,” says the Olympic sil­ver medal­list, who is pre­sent­ing the Su­per Box­ing League in In­dia.

It’s not just films, there’s more he likes about In­dia. “The peo­ple and the food is so amaz­ing here... I like the black dal and the chicken gravy.” Men­tion the craze for Pak­istani spice mixes in In­dia and he adds in jest, “Don’t worry, I will bring for you next time... I bring the masalas, you do the cook­ing be­cause the cook­ing here is good. Then it’s 50-50.”

It’ll be amaz­ing if Aamir Khan makes a movie about Amir Khan, the boxer

Bol­ly­wood is so big now, es­pe­cially in the UK. The Khans have taken over Bol­ly­wood. I have seen Aamir Khan’s Dan­gal .... it’s a good movie man

Amir Khan, boxer

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