- Oscar nomination for India
Very few know that many producers had refused to produce the 2001 blockbuster ‘Lagaan’. And at the right time Aamir Khan stepped in to produce the movie on a large scale and also delivered an unforgettable performance as the villager “Bhuvan”.
2. Wore Director’s hat as well
He was amongst the first Khan to wear the director’s hat and show a deep understanding of film-making and cinema. Who can forget the emotional scene when Darsheel Safary was dropped at the boarding school in the famous song “Maa”.
3. Even his reality shows are about reality
Where many celebrities were seen hosting fun talk shows or game shows like Koffee With Karan or Kaun Banega Crorepati, in May 2012, Aamir Khan was seen hosting the talk show, Satyameva Jayate. The show raised concerns about social issues in India like dowry, child marriage and honor killing.
4. At 46, he played a 20 year old
In 2009, Aamir Khan (46 years at that time) took on the challenge of playing a 20 year old with so much grace without going over the top. The movie that dealt with the pressure students are put under to fare well in college had appealed to a large number of youngsters in different parts of the world.
5. Playing a woman in a Godrej Ad
Aamir Khan made sure not to play “the Bollywood actor” in TV commercials and made sure to add a creative angle to it. For example, he dressed up as a woman in the Godrej ad and appeared in different avatars in the different Coca Cola commercials.
6. Inspired all of us to make transformational videos
We all know how Aamir Khan had put on 95 kilos to play the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat and then went on to shed 13 kgs in just 3 weeks.
Now that’s what we call an all-rounder and a dedicated actor !!
-Princia (Project Intern)