Aamir, your fans need more films from you
By Abhishek Gupta
The veteran Actor of Bollywood Aamir Khan has turned 47 today (Wednesday , March 14). Incomparible in promotional techniques the Actor stands apart in the Film Industry. Delivering the work just with perfection right from the Pre Production till the Post Production, Aamir Khan is renowned as “Mr. Perfectionist” in B’Town.
Many few know about Aamir Khan’s first act before debuting in “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” opposite Juhi Chawla. It was his uncle Nasir Hussain’s “Yaadon Ki Baaraat” where the artist worked as a child actor. During 80’s and 90’s as film promotions were not in trend, Aamir took the initiative to get the audience. Carrying the posters of his first flick “Qayamat se Qayamat Tak”, Mr. Perfectionist endorsed the movie by distributing its prints to numerous people including even Taxi drivers and small retailers.
Being an unusual technique during those periods and not knowing the Actor, the natives took Aamir for granted. But the flick did wonders and made the artist claim his first National Film Award. Surely those who received the posters from the star must be considering themselves lucky, as this star glittered like anything thereafter.
Aamir Khan’s almost every movie since thereafter went decent at the Box office and his name accompanied the list of the best Actors nominated for the Filmfare Award. It happened not just for once but for straight six years until the legend finally grabbed one for “Raja Hindustan” in 1996.
Playback singing could never have been an easy job for any Actor. But this Perfectionist performed it deliberately in the ovie “Ghulam”. The ‘tapori song’ “Ae kya bolti tu” topped the charts and also made this new singer the nominee for the best Play back singer at Filmfare.
The 2001 was the year, when the Actor debuted as a producer for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s “Lagaan” going Superhit, as flick also accompanied the list of the Best Foreign Language Film in the 74th Academy Awards. That year is also remembered for Farhan Akhtar’s “Dil Chahta Hai”, where Aamir delivered just opposite of what he gave in Lagaan. It was a new era depicting the urban cult of what the youth is really today. Aamir Khan had a competition for both his flicks in Filmfare, but “Lagaan” stood first to give him the best Actor’s award at the ceremony.
The Actor took a four year break and was back on screen in 2005 essaying the role of real-life sepoy Mangal Pandey. Though the flick went cold but Aamir’s performance was still appreciated. The next year was the real comeback for the veteran in Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra’s “Range De Basanti” alongwith Yas Raj’ “Fanna”.
The Actor-Producer was just left to try his hands in Direction, which was also accomplished under his Production in 2007 in the name of “Taare Zameen Par”. Aamir depicting a teacher in the flick did well but was more acclaimed for his Directorial performance.
The wait of the spectators is about to get over as Mr. Perfectionist will be witnessed this June in the Flick “Talaash”, hile the third installment of "Dhoom” is also to be dealt with perfection too. As today it is a party time for Aamir Khan, we wish this legend a very Happy Birthday.