Aamir Khan, Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood, never hesitates to praise anyone if they deserve it. Recently, he said in an interview, that there is no secret formula behind the enormous success of Khans in the movie industry. The superstar also made a few comments that may make a Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan fan proud.
Aamir, the most gifted among the Khans of Bollywood, has always taken different routes and played a prominent role in bringing up the quality of Bollywood films through films like Raakh, Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti and Taare Zameen Par. Thus, it was interesting to see such a superstar praising his fellow actors to sky heights. He said that Shahrukh Khan is extremely charming and that he loves his performance in films like Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Aamir said, "I think Shahrukh is very well loved and fine actor. He is extremely charming and I love to see him on screen. It always brings a smile on your face when you see him, I have liked him in films such as Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. I have heard good things about his work in Chak De, but I haven't seen it. It is one of the films that I want to watch. There are several other films of Shahrukh that I have liked."
Even though Aamir likes Shahrukh, he thinks that Salman is the best and number one Khan in Bollywood. Dhoom 3 Star believes that Salman has the ability to take a film on his shoulders. He added, "There is always love and warmth in my heart for Salman. I am fond of him, I love him. I personally feel he is a bigger star than me." Aamir and Salman were last seen together on screen in Rajkumar Santhoshi's 1994 comedy Andaz Apna Apna.
A less known fact is that Aamir is an actor who choose off-beat films to debut in movies, unlike other stars. Even though Aamir's first release was Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, the first film he signed was Raakh, a gritty, dark crime drama that failed to make its mark in Box Office. Now, having become one of the biggest superstars the country has ever seen, Aamir thinks that Indian audience is star obsessed.
He said, "I don't think the industry is star obsessed. It is the audience who is star obsessed and it is not a bad thing at all. As an audience, I am also star obsessed. I am a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Shammi Kapoor. I have been star struck myself."
Aamir also think that stars have a limited influence when it comes to the Box Office. He said, "Stars have the potential to influence the first three days of the number of people coming in theatres... Beyond that we dont have any influence. A lot of people attribute the success of 3 Idiots to me... (But) it is not my film it is (director) Raju Hiranis film. No film runs on the strength of the star alone."
Aamir's most expected release of the year, Dhoom 3 is scheduled to release on December 20.