‘I’m a fan of Sal­man’s roles’

Ac­tor Aamir Khan doesn’t com­pare his work to any of the su­per­stars; says that cre­ative work is un­pre­dictable

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Ac­tor Aamir Khan (left) is well-known for his qual­ity cin­ema. He has al­ways left the au­di­ence awestruck with hard-hit­ting films such as Rang De Bas­anti (2006), PK (2014) and Dan­gal (2016). Though his films usu­ally have high-gross­ing box-of­fice col­lec­tions, he is al­ways com­pared to ac­tors Shah

Rukh Khan and Sal­man Khan (right). Does Aamir con­sider them as com­pe­ti­tion any­more?

“I think Sal­man and Shah Rukh both are huge stars and I am a fan of their roles. I don’t re­ally com­pare like this. Each one is unique and dif­fer­ent,” says Aamir.

Asked whether he wishes for star­dom like that, he an­swers,“I am very happy in the space that I am in. I think that I have a very warm re­la­tion­ship with my au­di­ence and it’s some­thing that I have built over the years. There aren’t many peo­ple who can say that they have the free­dom to work on some­thing that they love.”

Con­sid­er­ing SRK’s films and Sal­man’s re­cent Tube­light haven’t been climb­ing the block­buster charts, does he feel that is the only bank­able star among the three, given the suc­cess of Dan­gal? Aamir diplo­mat­i­cally replies, “Cre­ative work is un­pre­dictable. All of us try our best. Some­times we suc­ceed, some­times we don’t. I don’t think be­cause of one or two films, any­one’s star­dom will be af­fected.”

Aamir Khan will next be seen in the film Se­cret Su­per­star. The film re­volves around a teenager who dreams of be­com­ing a fa­mous singer. “Both Dan­gal and this film are based on the same topic... That we look dif­fer­ently at our daugh­ters. And prob­a­bly we aren’t able to give the same treat­ment to our daugh­ters as our sons. So this is an­other film based on em­pow­er­ment of the girl child,” says Aamir.

Each one [SRK, Sal­man] is unique and dif­fer­ent. I am happy in the space I’m in. I have a warm re­la­tion­ship with my au­di­ence, some­thing I’ve built over years AAMIR KHAN, AC­TOR

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