Mr Perfectionist: Aamir Khan Over The Years
“I am not a perfectionist. Perfection doesn’t exist in real life. It is the wrong title for me.”– Aamir Khan
The title of our blog may ultimately seem wrong post you read the above mentioned quote, but perfectionist or not, there is no doubt that Aamir Khan has created his legacy with his successful commercial movies that have refined entertainment on many levels, be it globally acclaimed 3 Idiots, Dangal, PK, or many others that seamlessly connect with the well-aware and exposed audience of today in India and around the globe.
While the actor has enjoyed a career as a mainstream Bollywood actor starring in 90’s romantic movies, comedic movies, action movies, and others; this Khan from the three Khans of Bollywood has created his reputation of being a perfectionist which shows in his craft.
In 2020, with a net worth of 205 million dollars or 1434 crore rupees, the 55 years old actor has an inspiring journey from being a young actor to being the top three Bollywood heroes to producing and hosting a social issued based TV show, Satmev Jayate (truth always triumphs) and movies depicting impactful messages putting his vision on screen as Mr Perfectionist, the artist is so much more than just an actor.
While the facts like Aamir Khan’s distance from Indian film awards and his movies exploding at the box office are obvious, let’s explore some of the facts from some crucial parts of his life and see how many of these are what you have already known:
AAMIR KHAN CAREER: A FAILED PRODUCTION COMPANY AND JOINING INDUSTRY
Born on March 14, 1965, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, Aamir Khan is today not only known as an actor but also a producer but did you know that his father and mother did not support his decision to enter Bollywood because they were concerned about the nature of the industry and experienced it as Aamir’s father has a doomed production house.
So how did he joined the industry when his parents wanted him to pursue engineering? Well, eh actor went for shoots without the knowledge of parents, informing them he went for a hockey match. Here is a lesson of don’t let anyone stop you from following your passion, not even your parents.
Well, the actor debuted in the Indian film industry at the young age of 8 with a little role in Nasir Hussain, the actor’s uncle’s film, Yaadon Ki Baarat in 1973, later the actor had his first acting project was a brief role in a social drama Holi in 1984.
BECOMING SUCCESSFUL BOLLYWOOD STAR
The decade from 1990 to 2001 included the initial flops like Awaal Number and Tum Mere Ho and hits like Dil opposite Madhuri Dixit, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Rangeela (1995), Andaz Apna Apna, a comedy film co-starring Salman Khan, Raja Hindustani which became the highest-grossing Indian film of the 1990s.
The actor was facilitated by numerous film awards for Lagaan, a movie he produced with his wife and starred in. Launched in 2001, Lagaan has been one of the most critically acclaimed movies, it was followed by another hit Dil Chahta Hai later that year.
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR AND BECOMING DIRECTOR
Taare Zameen Par, the 2007 film that displayed the life and imagination of 8 years old dyslexic child, Ishaan with the entry of his new art teacher suspects that he is dyslexic and helps him to overcome his disability. Starring Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and Tanay Chheda, Taare Zameen Par marked as Aamir’s directorial debut while he played a supporting role.
The actor received special permission of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan to use his son Abhishek Bachchan’s experiences in the film ‘Taare Zameen Par’ which released back in 2007. The permission
RELATIONSHIPS WITH CONTEMPORARIES
Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan have been contemporaries since the 90s while both the actors are known for the legacies, they have created with the commercial success movies with important social messages. In 2020, both the actors had an online dialogue regarding their upcoming movie releases.
Well, the clash was averted between Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha & Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey, as on the request of Aamir Khan, producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Akshay Kumar agreed to switch the release dates which will now be released in 2021.
Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan are listed as two of the three Khans who are backbones of the Indian film industry and enjoy supreme stardom, that none of the other actors can command. Even though both the actors, in last 30 years of being in the industry, have never done films together, Shah Rukh Khan comes forward to support Aamir from the backlash on his remarks on intolerance against Muslims.
AAMIR KHAN AND SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT CASE
In 2020, one of the most difficult years for the world amidst a pandemic outbreak, the Indian film industry witnessed lose of young Indian actor, Sushant Singh Rajput who allegedly committed suicide at the age of 34. While the demand for justice in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case is the most hyped topic today, Aamir Khan is in the list of many other Bollywood superstars who have not shared their views on the topic, unlike Kangana Ranaut.
While the industry and stars are attacked of sabotaging Sushant’s career, Aamir Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput do have a connection as Sushant starred in one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movie PK which released in 2014 with Aamir Khan in the lead role.