Now being a Bollywood’s superstar is not a joke and requires a lot of sacrifices. The tag ‘Mr Perfectionist’ too comes with its own share of problems for Aamir Khan, as he feels very guilty for not being able to spend enough time with his family.
The very talented actor who gives in everything and prepares extensively before taking up any project thus ending up with doing only one film in a year, today said he found it very difficult to juggle shooting ‘Dhoom 3’, ‘Peekay’ and doing research for his TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate 2’.
Aamir, 48, and his wife Kiran’s son Azad turned a year-old recently. The actor said he would take the child to his shootings so that he could spend some more wuality time with his kid.
“I have always felt that I am not spending enough time with my children and family. I spent 25 years with this guilt. The problem is that I get so lost in my work that I don’t realise it. I feel guilty that I am so self-centred. But, I think I am a good father and a good husband,” Aamir said on the sidelines of Agenda Aajtak conclave.
The father-of-three said his youngest, Azad, born through surrogacy, has started going to play school now.
“We feel blessed to have Azad in our lives. His face lights up our life. Now he has started going to play school but earlier he would not let me leave for work and I would end up taking him on my shoots,” he added.
Aamir Khan is now all geared up for the release of this year’s most highly awaited movie ‘Dhoom:3’, said producer Aditya Chopra had to delay the film for a year as he wanted to prepare extensively.
“The physical training was really difficult. I had to have a lean but flexible body for my character of gymnast. I had only nine per cent of body fat while doing the film but got relaxed after I finished shooting.”
“I remember when Adi asked me about beginning the shoot, I said, ‘I will need a year’. He was surprised but now when he watches the film, he realises why I needed that time.”
The Khans — Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman — have been ruling Bollywood for the longest time but the actor, who avoided taking Shah Rukh’s name during the course of discussion, said he does not feel any rivalry from his contemporaries.
“Competition is not in my nature. I feel happy to see a good work like what Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) did in ‘Munnabhai’ or what Ranbir (Kapoor) did in ‘Barfi’. Salman is my friend and also a bigger star than me. I prepare so much but he does not need to do that. He will shake his belt, move his goggles and that’s enough for the success of his films. I feel happy about it,” the actor said.