Trust Aamir Khan to share some interesting anecdotes about his co-stars while giving interviews. Ahead of his Diwali release Thugs of Hindostan, the actor interacted with a group of journalists at his posh residence in Mumbai. Apart from sharing that he took tips from Shah Rukh Khan on how to behave in front of Amitabh Bachchan, the Dangal actor also shared that he had laughed at Bachchan’s picture years ago as a kid.
Aamir shared, “I remember as a kid, a film magazine carried a double spread page filled with passport size photos of people who wanted to become actors. Once me and my siblings, along with the servants, opened the page and laughed at all the pictures. We were like, ‘yeh hero banenge’. And you guys won’t believe, one of the photos was of Amitabh Bachchan. I clearly remember that we made fun of his photograph the most.”
As the room roared in laughter, the 53-year-old further said, “These passport size pictures anyways look a little bad. And as Amit ji started climbing the ladders of success, we would discuss how we made fun of him.”
If you thought Aamir would have kept this a secret from Big B, you are mistaken. The actor shared with a smile, “Once on the shoot, I shared the story with sir. He was most amused and laughed at it.”
Talking about working with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan said, “It was really amazing. We had planned on working together twice before but it didn’t work out. I was very excited and nervous about working with him. Amit ji is a very warm and generous person. He makes you comfortable and is very easy to work with. He is so well behaved that you don’t feel intimidated. However, he has got a very dry sense of humour. You don’t know whether he is joking or not. It takes time to understand that.”
When a journalist asked if he took up the film only because of Bachchan, the Sarfarosh actor said, “No, that’s not how I work. I have to be attached to the script first. My character and dialogues were great. Everything was very detailed and well-written, so I had to take it up.”
Aamir Khan also shared the feedback he received from Amitabh Bachchan for his performance in Thugs of Hindostan. “He recently watched the film and called me. We spoke for close to 30 minutes. He shared that according to him, it was my best performance. Amit ji really liked my accent and he said that I had the perfect pitch. He also told me that he would see the film, again and again, only to see my performance. I must admit, I was truly thrilled hearing it,” shared the National Award-winning actor.