Aamir Khan has been variously dubbed by the media as ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ and ‘The Man With The Golden Touch’. The Bollywood actor-producer-director is known to make sure that his films get made in the best possible manner and in a way in which they appeal to the target audience.
Aamir’s track record in the last three years is enough to prove this point. When director Rajkumar Hirani approached Aamir for 3 Idiots, in which the actor was required to essay a character 20 years younger than him, Aamir took many days to decide if he wanted to do the role. Finally, he went with the director’s gut instinct. But not before he did everything that he could to look like the college-going boy, Rancho.
Yes, while shooting for 3 Idiotsat IIM Ahmedabad, Aamir made it a practice to play badminton every time before shooting so that his face would look flushed and younger. When the audience accepted Raju’s film and Aamir’s likeable character with open arms, making 3 Idiots the biggest blockbuster in Bollywood history, Aamir’s conviction and efforts paid off.
So why does Aamir think twice before choosing to do a film? Why does he take the extra effort to edit and re-edit his own productions? How has he achieved the high success rate with his films and maintained his status as the intelligent viewer’s hero even after doing so few films? Here’s a lowdown…
#5 Aamir Khan’s Single-Minded Dedication
When Aamir finally decided to make his television debut, many years after his contemporaries like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, with an issue based show – called Satyamev Jayate – Aamir made sure that he co-produced the show so that he would have creative control over it. Not just that, the actor also personally toured many remote parts of India talking to people about their problems, ensuring that these stories were told in his show.
So much is Aamir focused on the TV show that he did not think twice about postponing two releases in order to devote his full energy for the show. Which other Bollywood star would do such a thing?
To be sure, Aamir’s film producers are confident that the actor will give his single-minded attention to their films when he is done with the TV show. Hence, they readily agreed. Aamir’s focus to one thing at a time is very unlike many other Bollywood actors who juggle not just multiple projects at once but also keep themselves busy in handling different business ventures and charities.