Aamir Khan: I Don’t Compete With Shah Rukh, Salman, Akshay
By Koimoi.com Team -
January 12, 2017
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan runs his own race. He says he doesn’t compete with anyone in the film industry, however, he feels motivated by his colleagues’ work.
“I’m only competing with myself. I don’t compete with Shah Rukh (Khan), Salman (Khan), Akshay (Kumar) or anyone. However, when my colleagues do great work, it always inspires me,” said Aamir.
The PK star spoke to the media here on Thursday through a video conference to discuss the success of his latest release Dangal, which has emerged as the highest grossing Hindi film
As he was asked about his favourite films of other actors, he cited some of Shah Rukh’s films.
“I really liked many of Shah Rukh’s films, especially ‘Chak De! India‘, ‘Swades‘, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘ and DDLJ (‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘)” Aamir added.
Overwhelmed by the success of Dangal, which has crossed the Rs 350-crore mark at the Indian box office, Aamir said: “I am amazed by the reaction that ‘Dangal‘ has received. People have loved the film so much. It is very rare to get such kind of a reaction.”
Dangal tells the story of real life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trains his daughters to become champions in the sport.
About his favourite scenes in the film, he said: “The father-daughter wrestling challenge”. He also praised the work of actresses Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh, who play his on-screen daughters in the movie.
“I am not competing with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar” – Aamir Khan
By Faridoon Shahryar Jan 12, 2017 - 3:37 hrs IST
Dangal has been declared an all-time-blockbuster at the box office and to thank his audience Aamir Khan held a special video conference with select media today afternoon. He stated clearly that commercial awards mean nothing to him and how he doesn’t have any interest in working for Hollywood.
On talking about his competition in Bollywood he said, “I’m only competing with myself. I’m not competing with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar or anyone.” He also shared his thoughts of working with Amitabh Bachchan in Thugs Of Hindostan, “We are not competing with each other. I will never see this in a competitive manner and I believe Mr. Bachchan is a much greater actor than me. I will just do what I’m supposed to do while working for the film.”