Aamir: Faisal is doing well and helps me in selecting scripts
Aamir Khan, who is riding high on the success of ‘Dhoom 3′, says all is well between him and actor-brother Faisal, who helps him in selecting scripts
There were reports that Faisal had accused Aamir of keeping him captive in the house and forcefully feeding him pills for mental sickness. But the superstar has rubbished such talks.
“He is doing very well. In fact, Faisal and I had together heard the script narration of ‘Dhoom 3′. Faisal had felt that I should do the film. Faisal reads many scripts I get and he helps me in selecting my scripts. He is very much a part of my career now,” Aamir told.
“Whether he will act in the future is something that you will have to ask him. As a person he is as giving to me as I am,” the 48-year-old actor said.
It is for the first time that Aamir has played a double role in ‘Dhoom 3′ and he is happy with the response.
“The kind of shots that you can now design for a double role is limitless. Earlier, with constraints of technology you couldn’t touch the other character and could not do various things. But today with so much of advance technology available it becomes slightly more difficult for the actor to perform, but it’s challenging and fun,” Aamir said.
Released on December 20, ‘Dhoom 3′ is doing quite well at the box office and according to producers it has earned Rs 250 crore so far.
“Monetary success is the yard stick of how many people have seen the film… so based on the combination of the response that I have got for the film we are pretty happy and satisfied. I think by and large we have achieved what we had set out to do,” he said.
Despite being in the film industry for close to 25 years and giving several hits, Aamir doesn’t feel he is capable of pulling people to theatres.
“My brand cannot go beyond a Sunday. I would like to believe the same because at the end of the day if a huge number of people come out and say its a bad film then no star can pull it beyond a Sunday this is what I feel,” Aamir said.
“It is very unlikely to happen…you have to be a very big star to achieve that. The only star I can think of is…Salman, he is a massive star he maybe able to pull that off, I can’t,” he said.
The film did not garner great reviews but Aamir is okay with the criticism.
“I do not read a lot of reviews of my films. I have always treated a film review as an opinion of one person and do not see it as a yardstick of how many people have seen the film. If a person has not liked the film, you have to accept that the film did not reach out to that person. 90 per cent of the people have liked the film and I am happy with it,” Aamir said.
A lot of people even felt that Katrina Kaif was underutilised in the film and there was nothing much for Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra to do in third part of ‘Dhoom’ series buy Aamir differs.
“I think the roles of the male characters were properly placed. Ali’s role (played by Uday Chopra) is a good role in terms of what he is meant do in the film. Jai’s role (played by Abhishek Bachchan) is not at all weak in anyway. His character controls the entire story. From the screen time perspective, I think Katrina Kaif’s character could have been a little longer,” Aamir said.
On talks that only Aamir is giving interviews for the success of the film, he said, “it is an unfair statement. Just because I am someone who is willing to go all out to promote the film shouldn’t be held against me. This is the question you should be asking the rest of the cast. I am there for the film from past two years now and I am proud of it.”
Aamir feels it is not right to say that he has never gone wrong in choosing films.
“Some of my films have gone wrong… like Mann, Mela …had not worked. Even I felt that we have gone wrong. So it is been a while since I have gone wrong from that point of view, that I have liked a film or not liked it and that has turned out to be dramatically different to what the audience has felt, so that’s not happened for a long time,” he added.