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I want to make Mahabharata and play Krishna in it: Aamir Khan

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Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 17:13 [IST]

I want to make Mahabharata: Aamir
Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, known for his penchant for doing things in a unique way, says he wants to adapt the epic Mahabharata on screen but is scared it may consume 20 years of his life as the subject needs perfect detailing. The 47-year-old actor has even thought that he will play the character of Lord Krishna in it.

"I want to make the Mahabharata. It's my dream and a nightmare too. It will take 20 years of my life to work on such a subject. I am apprehensive about it because people complain that I take three years to make a film," he said on the sidelines of Agenda Aaj Tak's session Dil Chahta Hai.

"I actually wanted to play Karna because he is my favourite. But I feel, I don't fit into the character because he was a six feet five inches warrior. So, I think I will be best suited for Krishna's character. My mom used to call me Krishna when I was a kid and like him, I was also surrounded by girls."

The Talaash star has always built a sense of responsibility in the society, be it his initiative to join anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare or highlighting social issues through his TV debut Satyamev Jayate. "Being an entertainer or a creative person, it's my social responsibility to build the social fabric and a grace in the society. I am not a political person because I have no interest in politics. I strongly feel that I should contribute for a social change through my craft," he said.

Recently, a man who spoke against honour killing in one of the episodes of Satyamev Jayate was allegedly shot dead by his family members. The actor expressed his grief for this act but said he will not scrap the idea of going ahead with the second season of his show. "My good wishes will always be with him and wife. But with this, I don't lost my hope to do something for my society. I will definitely bring the second season of the show."

PTI

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Story first published:  Monday, December 10, 2012, 11:18 [IST]
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