MUMBAI: Aamir Khan was recently a top trending topic on Twitter. Not because of a film or his talk show that he usually trends for, but because he cried at two back-to-back film screenings Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming Katti Batti.
Unaffected by the jokes and memes, the actor says that he is not afraid to show his emotional side, and in fact, had a good laugh at all the tweets.
“I read all the jokes (on Twitter). I was reading them and laughing. I don’t remember the jokes now, but there were some really good ones. I quite enjoyed all the attention,” says the actor, speaking to Indian news website from Amritsar, on his way to Ludhiana, where he is shooting for his film Dangal.
The network is not favourable, and we keep getting disconnected. It’s not his fault, but the actor is profusely apologetic.
The big, brown towel that he walked out wiping his tears with after watching Bajrangi Bhaijaan was quite the target of Twitterati, but Khan says that he had no other option.
“When I started watching the film, I didn’t have a towel or anything. But I got very emotional in the second half, so I asked my boy to get me something, and he got me that,” he laughs.
Not every actor would be comfortable being in the midst of flashbulbs, crying and wiping tears, but the 50-year-old says that he had no issues being photographed like that. “Why should I hide what kind of a person I am. I’m a highly emotional person and I’m not afraid to show it,” he says.
The climax of Bajrangi Bhaijaan moved many to tears, but what touched him so much about Katti Batti his nephew Imran Khan’s upcoming romantic film we ask, and Khan reveals that it reminded him of his own life.
“It’s an extremely emotional and moving story about the beliefs one has in love and the extent to which one goes for those beliefs. It reminded me of moments from my own life. I am an obsessive kind of an emotional. I am a sucker for Mills & Boon stories.
The film reminded me of moments that I have been through that were highly romantic, intense and obsessive,” he says.
However, he does not tell us which part of his life or who he is referring to. “We should not go into that. Let’s not talk about my personal life,” he says. Since he is talking about the past, is he referring to his former wife Reena? “No, no,” he laughs.
Point taken, we leave that there, not wanting to take him into that zone again. There is buzz in the industry that he is taking a bit too much interest in Salman Khan’s film Sultan, which like Dangal, is also based on wrestling.
Rumour goes that he has even suggested script alterations to the makers of Salman’s film to make sure that it’s not similar to Dangal.
“No, That’s not true. The scripts are not similar at all. Salman is a dear friend, he’s just had a big hit in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and I am looking forward to Sultan. I am sure it would be a great film,” he says.
When we are talking about Aamir and Salman, we surely can’t leave the third Khan out, so what’s his take on Shah Rukh’s recent comment that it’s possible to make a film with the three Khans. “If the script is good, why not?” he says.