Did you know that Aamir Khan was to make a film on Nanavati case?1,143 views
Mumbai: Aamir Khan had apparently been working on a film based on the infamous KM Nanavati case, which Akshay Kumar’s recent blockbuster, ‘Rustom’ was based on.
Aamir, apparently had extensively researched on the case even getting a go-ahead from Sylvia, Nanavati’s widow. But eventually, the project got shelved after two other films based on it (One being ‘Rustom’, and Pooja Bhatt’s ‘Love Affair’.)
Aamir reportedly wanted director Ram Madhvani to helm the project. After his successful and convincing reel adaptation of Neerja Bhanot’s story, Aamir believed he was the most suitable person to helm a project as intricate as that.
They even met up with Sylvia, who resides in London. Reportedly, the team that had been researching on the project are unhappy with the tone of ‘Rustom’, and believe their interpretation would have been well researched and closer to reality.
Aamir Khan was born on March 14 1965 in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai in India in a conservative Muslim family which has been part of Hindi Film Industry for a long time. Aamir first came on screen as a child artist in his Uncle Nasir Hussain’s production Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), it was not a real part just a blink and miss appearance in the title song of the film. He again appeared as a child artist in the filmMadhosh (1974). Much later he appeared in the art film Holi (1985) along with his friend and later his director Ashutosh Gowariker, the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah. Subsequently he went on to become the state tennis champion of Maharashtra. Sometime before his debut film Aamir fell in love with a girl in his neighborhood Reena. Since she belonged to a Hindu family and he from devout Muslim family, they faced opposition and therefore they married secretly, later they revealed it to the world after his debut movie as lead Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) as a leading man was released in 1988, the film was a run away success and he achieved instant stardom (the film is now considered a classic of Hindi Cinema)and not only that the film was successful in turning the tide away from action centric violent films to family oriented romantic musical dramas in Hindi Cinema, the luminous example of which are MPK (1989), HAHK (1994) and DDLJ (1995). In his second film Raakh (a small, art film) he did a complete opposite role from the lover boy of his first film, his breakthrough performance in this film bagged him the National Film Award of Special Jury. Afterwards he signed a few not so good films which failed at the box office. In the year 1990 he delivered the biggest grosser of the year in the form of Dil and since then he has not looked back giving several commercial and critical hits, his superlative performances include films like Dil (1990), Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), Daulat Ki Jung (1992), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Parampara(1992), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Baazi (1995), Rangeela (1995), Akele Hum Akele Tum(1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Ishq (1997), Earth (1998), Ghulam (1998), Sarfarosh(1999), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005), Fanaa (2006) and Rang De Basanti (2006).
In 2007 he turned director with the film Taare Zameen Par which not only brought him immense critical acclaim but was a huge box office success. Many of his films are considered as cult classics like QSQT, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Rang De Basanti (2006), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) and Andaz Apna Apna (1994). He divorced his first wife in December 2001 and married Kiran Rao in December 2005.
In 2008 his first all out commercial action film Ghajini (2008) went on to become the highest grossing film of its time in Indian Cinema and 4th highest inflation adjusted, grossing a total of Rs.226 on the worldwide box office and the first film to cross 100 crores on the domestic Indian box office, making a total of Rs.115 crores. This record didn’t last long though when his next release 3 Idiots went on to shatter not only the highest grosser record but many more. It not only made the highest opening first day, first weekend and first week records but subsequently continued to shatters many record on the following weekends and weeks, making many circuits records on the way. It made a total of Rs.202 crore domestically and Rs.400 crores on worldwide box becoming the highest overseas grosser till date, a staggering feat given that no other film has even come close to making Rs.100 crore on the domestic box office till date, except his own Ghajini (2008) last year.
Aamir is said to be the actor who first started the trend of actor’s working in one film at a time, when the others worked in four or five at the same time. He is also known to shun popular film trade magazine awards like Filmfare, Star Screen etc as he doesn’t have trust in their credibility and transparency. Recently he was awarded the third highest civilian honor Padama Bhushan by the government of India.
Aamir Khan, a method actor, his range of characterizations remains unparalleled and because of this diversity and his ability to portray different characters believably on screen, today he is regarded as not only one of the biggest Superstars but also one of the finest actors of Indian Cinema.