Aamir Khan has very high regards for megastar Amitabh Bachchan and says, Big B is beyond his league and so, he would never even think of competing or being on the same platform as that of the 70-year-old superstar.
“I don’t feel I am on the same platform as him, I am not even anywhere close. I can’t compete with him because I hold him in such high esteem,” Aamir, 47, said in a statement.
Both the stars were contenders for the title ‘icon of the country’ on the TV show “India’s Prime Icon”. Others running the race were politician Narendra Modi and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan haven’t yet worked together in a film.
Meanwhile, the government of Chhattisgarh is planning on roping in Aamir Khan as a brand ambassador to promote the paddy production in the state. The actor will officially become the brand ambassador by March and his role will be very similar to that of Amitabh Bachchan who endorses Gujarat. However, things are not yet confirmed as a nod from aamir is still awaited.
Says the minister, “Film star Aamir Khan will be the brand ambassador of Chhattisgarh by March if everything goes well. It would be like Amitabh Bachchan, who has been endorsing Gujarat tourism. Aamir will promote paddy production in Chhattisgarh, where the main occupation of the people is agriculture. A dialogue is underway with Aamir Khan and very soon he will take a final decision.”