There was a time when I was one of Aamir Khan’s big fan. I still am a fan of Aamir the actor, and the films he’s done this past decade (save 3 Idiots which I personally did not like at all) are some of the best films of the decade, with Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai probably finding a place in the top 100 Bollywood films of all time as well.
But as a person, Aamir has begunÂ disappointingÂ me with every passing day. One keeps hearing of different stories about his high-handedness, rudeness and condescension. When the Chetan Bhagat incident happened, many Aamir fans refused to accept that Bhagat was right. I am not saying Bhagat is a saint, but in that incident it was clear, if we chose to rise above our admiration for a star, that Aamir & Co. were clearly wrong.
If anybody had any doubt that Aamir had no respect for writers, then what has been revealed today should put it all to rest. A couple of days ago, this news had appeared-
Bollywood A-list actor allegedly plots copyright amendment sabotage
I wondered who the A-list actor that they were referring to was. And today, I sadly learnt that it is none other than Aamir Khan- an actor I loved, still do…but a person I question.
Javed Akhtar and Aamir Khan had a heated altercation when the actor tried to dismiss the contribution of writers and lyricists, saying that it’s the star who makes a song successful
Doesn’t Aamir Khan realize that the films that he’s been a part of were written first before he acted in them? Why doesn’t he want them to have a share of the pie as well? Isn’tÂ film-makingÂ a collaboration of many artists and people? Oh well, that is something that Scorsese said. Aamir Khan will never have the grace of Scorsese, I suppose!