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Aamir Khan turns 54: How Mr Perfectionist stood out from the other Khans by staying true to himself
We are living in the age of social media and 24*7 internet and everything is at our fingertips. We are always looking for trends and hits and want everything to be hunky dory. Also, the word ‘great’, ‘legend’ has been very loosely used in recent times and it has really lost its sheen. But, one man who truly deserves to be called ‘great’ is none other than Aamir Khan. The champion actor is celebrating his 54th birthday today and deserves all the accolades he is getting.
Aamir Khan has created a niche and a standard for himself through sheer hardwork and doing the basics right. His hunger for success is second to none. The actor has spent over 30 years in the industry, but still works hard at his craft and never leaves anything to chance.
The actor is celebrating this special occasion with his wife Kiran Rao.
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Aamir comes across as an individual, who can go to any lengths for his character in a movie. The ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ actor often gets stick for interfering in a director’s work or giving his inputs, but at the end of the day, he is seeing the larger picture and wants to do what’s best for the film. What is wrong with Aamir helping the project? Any filmmaker would be foolish to not use the actor’s expertise and huge experience in the industry.
There are so many actors worldwide, who play to their strength and do the same kind of roles again and again. But, Aamir likes to experiment and has no ego (hard to believe). The father of three children has worked in many ensembles and multi starrer films such as ‘Lagaan’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Dangal’ and has always given the due respect to script and screenplay.
The ‘Ghajini’ actor has been given the tag of Mr Perfectionist because of his ability to pay attention to detail, doing extensive research and giving 100% all the time for his projects. Aamir might not be as popular or witty as Shah Rukh Khan, but when it comes to being honest, passionate or resourceful, you would not find a better candidate than Aamir Khan.
Bollywood has grown exponentially and currently, the industry is brimming with exciting new talent. Aamir has that inner mongrel about him that can get him to shave off his head, build six pack abs, undergo intensely and gut-wrenching physical training in his early 50s and still have a smile on his face. Why is he doing this? He has left nothing to prove to anybody, right.
Aamir does this because he is madly in love with his craft and no amount of money can make him complacent about his acting at any stage. The actor has always believed in rewards and not awards (pun intended!) and is one of the very few artists in the Hindi film industry, who thinks from his heart rather than the mind.
That’s why he is an all-time great. His last film ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ might have tanked at the box-office, but he is ready to accept his failure and move on with his life. Aamir is a complex fellow and not a perfect man. He would be the first one to admit that. But, he has immense self-confidence and determination to pull off anything and that says a lot about the man’s character.
We wish Aamir Khan a very happy birthday and loads of happiness.