The film industry loves intelligent and intellectual movies but it’s just not a cup of tea for everyone. If a certain critic doesn’t like the movie because he found it boring and not at all containing the genre which general public will like, he might rate it 3/5 or even 2.5/5, even after the storyline is different rather amazing and has been liked by the majority of the critics.
One of the finest and intelligent actors of our industry is Aamir Khan. With films like Sarfarosh, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Taare Zameen Par, Dangal, Secret Superstar and many other movies, he has gained a lot of success and respect over all these years in the Bollywood industry. He is not only an actor but also a tv talk-show host known as ‘Satyamev Jayate’.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including nine Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, and an AACTA Award, while one of his productions received an Academy Award nomination. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 and received an honorary title from the Government of China in 2017. With a large global following, especially in India and China, he has been described by Newsweek as “the biggest movie star” in the world. Not only this but he is also called ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ by many.
On his 53rd birthday, we dug out some of the statements from his interviews that are absolutely noteworthy and points worth paying heed to. These statements prove that fame and popularity haven’t changed the humble Aamir at all. Take a look:
1. I have had unsuccessful films, but I learned a lot from those films. I give my failures as much importance as my success.
2. The truth is that no matter how many retakes you do, each will be different and that is the nature of any creative medium. There’s no such thing as perfection.
3. Losing someone we love, or the fear of losing someone we love one day is a difficult experience and we can all relate to it. None of us are an exception to this reality.
4. I do not believe that I am a perfectionist one bit. I truly believe that perfection is something that no one can achieve.
5. The journey that I have undertaken, meeting people from all walks of life and learning from them, has been my biggest achievement.
6. I do what I feel is right. I do not fear to walk on a new path and take the risk.
7. Our society covers these problems with a veil. All I want is an open discussion.
8. I Am More Spiritual Than Religious; Besides I Am Not A Fanatic.
9. The true marker of success is when the creative minds behind a film can sit down and feel that they have succeeded in the mission they set out to accomplish – and that is to make good cinema. If we feel that we have achieved that as a team, then we have all been successful.
10. To be quite honest, numbers don’t tell you everything because audience reactions differ. Some of the biggest films at the box office are not necessarily films that everyone has loved, they just opened to a good response.