I want the audience to identify – Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan has been one of the best actors of Bollywood for the last two decades. From his first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak to his most recent film Taare Zameen Par, his performances have always been extraordinary.
He has produced the Academy award nominated film Lagaan. Last year, he turned director with the sensitive film Taare Zameen Par, which was appreciated by the critics and viewers.
Aamir Khan is now ready with his latest production Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na, in which he launches his nephew Imran Khan.
On the film Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Actually it didn’t start that way… Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na was being produced by Jhamu Sugandh along with two other films. Unfortunately, there was a financial crisis and Jaane Tu… was without a producer. When Imraan Khan and Abbas Tyrewala narrated the script to me, I just fell in love with it. As a producer or an actor, wherever I put my name, I want the audience to identify that the film will be quality cinema. After I decided to produce the film, I went through all the auditions to check if they were perfect for their roles… only then did I approve. But now that the film is ready, it brings back emotional memories of chachajaan launching me in QSQT. Our families are very close and we all have grown up together, Mansoor, Nuzhat, Nikhat and me. All my formative years were spent at their house itself….
On director Abbas Tyrewala
Abbas Tyrewala is very talented and that is reflected in his earlier works. He has written scripts for Munnabhai, Maqbool… I really like his sense of humor. When he approached me, I had asked him to shoot 5 scenes based on which I decided to produce the film. He did a commendable job and I was confident of him.
I was not there for a single day of the shoot of Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. I was shooting for Taare Zameen Par around the same time when Jaane Tu… was being shot. In fact there was a very funny incident that I recall. I was traveling or rather passing by Bandra bandstand and I saw shooting happening at bandstand. Curiosity got the better of me and I stopped to see who was shooting in the middle of the night at bandstand. When I got down, I was surprised to see Mansoor Khan, Abbas Tyrewala and Imraan Khan shooting for Jaane Tu… that was the only day that I was on sets of Jaane Tu…and that too accidentally
On the music of the film
I love the music… A.R. Rahman is one of the biggest talents in the music world. After a long time, he has come up with a youthful, light album. He has basically followed the style of the film very well.
On his blog
You know what, Shahrukh Khan and I keep joking with each other… we have such a comfort level with each other that we can understand a joke as a joke… That’s the strength of our friendship and the understanding we share. He has made fun of me several times in the past and I have taken that as a joke. However, most of our fans didn’t appreciate the humor so I apologized to them for hurting their feelings… In fact we spoke a couple of days back… I had called him to invite him for the Premiere.
On his future projects
Jaane Tu… releases on July 4… As an actor, I have Ghajini releasing this year. Then in production I have two films, Delhi Belly and one more untitled film by Anusha… after I complete Ghajini, I would be starting work on Raju Hirani’s next film.