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Aamir Khan is only fond of his movies

Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:12 [IST]

Bollywood actors usually play safe when it comes to announce their favorite films and filmmakers. But the perfectionist of Bollywood Aamir Khan does not bother to call a spade a spade. The actor and filmmaker said it very clearly that he likes only his own movies as they come with a universal appeal.

According to Aamir, other filmmakers do not focus on universal appeal. He said, “My movies such as Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, and 3 Idiots are universal and I like them. Others do not have faith in the films which are universal and they only cater to the multiplex audience. Raju Hirani is the only director who always makes films, which have a universal appeal and caters to the non-multiplex audience also. Other filmmakers target their films for the urban audience only."

Aamir Khan has produced a movie titled Peepli Live, which will be released next month. It is a satire on the suicides of the farmers and the following political and media response.

The actor added, “A division between India and Bharat (Hindustan) is clearly visible. I would have felt disconnected from my roots and my home in Mumbai if I were to go to Hollywood to make a career. Rural India is totally untouched by the filmmakers of today."

Aamir will be seen playing one of the lead actors in his wife"s directorial debut Dhobi Ghaat. Informing about this role, Aamir said, it was not so easy to get the role in her movie. He added, “As a director, Kiran is extraordinary. People call me perfectionist but Kiran let me undergo an audition to decide if I suit the role and then she cast me."

Topics: raj kumar hirani, kiran rao, peepli live, aamir khan, dhobi ghat
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