Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is still soaking in the success of latest release Dangal, says he doesn’t think he rules the box-office.
“I am not a box-office king. I am only Kiran’s [his wife Kiran Rao] king,” said the actor, who seemed to be in the seventh heaven after the huge success of his latest film.
Speaking at the success party of the film on Saturday night, Aamir also added that he never chooses films on their potential to do business.
“Till today I never signed a film on the basis of its capability to do business. I prefer to choose a film from my heart. All the films I’ve done till now are those which touched my heart,” he said.
“Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti or Sarfarosh, when I did those films, I never thought they would do such a good business. If you take Dangal as an example, I played a role of an aged and heavy wrestler. There are no romantic songs or any typical formula to become a blockbuster. Therefore, we never predicted that the film would be such a big hit,” he added.
“I would never do films like Dhobi Ghat with Kiran if I have ever thought of doing films by their numbers,” Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist told reporters.
Asked if he wants to take forward the success internationally, Aamir said for him the most respectable award is his audience’s love. “Other than this, I do not think about any other awards.”
Aamir also spoke about the recent attack of a mob on the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur.
Saying that the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali was “unfortunate”, the 51-year-old actor said, “Taking law in their own hands is not legal for anyone. What has happened is very wrong and saddening. The people of Rajasthan are very much loveable and sensible. My experience with the people and the place was very good.”
“When a small group does this kind of an act, then the entire population gets a bad name. This is regrettable,” he added.