Priyadarshan to cast Aamir Khan in an AIDS film?

Monday, April 30, 2012, 14:48 [IST]

Priyadarshan to cast Aamir in an AIDS film?

Aamir Khan is likely to feature in Priyadarshan's much-awaited film based on AIDS.

Priyadarshan, who is keen on having perfectionist Aamir Khan in his next film, revealed to PTI, “The project on AIDS is on, but the script is not yet ready... (I had) too many schedules and things to do so couldn't finish the script. I had discussed it with Aamir earlier and that time he wanted to do the film.”

The 55-year-old filmmaker, who has been talking about the project since the year 2009, will begin the work on the project once he finishes shooting for his current film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal.

Speaking about the AIDS film, Priyadarshan said that the AIDS film will be free of songs, comedy and commercial trappings. The National Award winning director further added, “I will complete the script first and approach him (Aamir) again. If he has time he will do it.”

In Revathy's Phir Milenge (2004) and Onir's My Brother Nikhil (2005), the subject of AIDS have been dealt. While Phir Milenge had a star-studded cast that included Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan, My Brother Nikhil featured Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla and Purab Kohli.

Both films did not have a successful run at the Box Office, but they received critical acclaim. It remains to be seen if Priyadarshan's film on AIDS will hit the bull's eye!

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