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After the success of 3 Idiots and PK, the audience and film industry got a formidable team in superstar Aamir Khan and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. In a conversation with indianexpress.com, the filmmaker revealed that while creatively Aamir and his collaboration spells magic, their extremely opposite temperaments also ensures intense clashes.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra also shared that his “complex” relationship with Aamir Khan reminds him of his love-and-hate equation with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah. Vidhu and Naseeruddin have been close friends for more than three decades now, but there have been times when the duo got involved in fist fights. The filmmaker made these revelations in a group interaction on the sidelines of a session dedicated to Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro at the ongoing Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.
Vidhu and Naseeruddin worked on Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. Sudhir Mishra, who co-wrote the screenplay of the cult film, was also a part of the interaction.
“Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro was at a time when everyone was hungry, aspirational, angry and trying to prove a point. It was a fortunate amalgamation of a bunch of people who hate and love each other simultaneously,” Sudhir Mishra said about the film’s ensemble cast, which besides Naseeruddin also included Om Puri, Ram Biswani, Satish Shah and Satish Kaushik.
“Naseer and Vinod have the most complex relationship in the world. They can’t live without each other,” Sudhir added. To which, Chopra remarked laughingly, “I’ve found my Naseer in Aamir. Now, it is the same with him.”
Sudhir Mishra then revealed the extent of Naseeruddin Shah and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s fights and how he also bore the brunt of those clashes.
When Sudhir said, “I have seen them get into fist fights. I have come in between and got hit,” Vidhu confessed, “Maara hai (We have hit each other).” The filmmaker was quick to quip that his relationship with Aamir Khan hasn’t reached to a level of “physical fights”.
On a serious note, Sudhir Mishra talked about the love that Vidhu and Naseeruddin share. “It’s a kind of love. You shouldn’t be surprised. Vidhu is angry over something and Naseeruddin is angry over something else.”