'Fear' keeps Aamir Khan 'going'!

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 (ANI): By now, we all know Aamir Khan has again taken up smoking, after quitting early this year, and it is due to the pre-release nervousness and fear of 'Dangal.' When the 51-year-old actor was asked whether, after so many years in Bollywood, he still fears before taking up a project, the actor said, "It's the fear that keeps me going. It is a part of excitement." Explaining his thoughts, the actor gave an example from his movie 'Lagaan,' "Lagaan (2001) was a different type of movie during that time. Everyone in the industry asked us (Aamir and director Ashutosh Gowariker) not to go ahead with the project. We were speaking Avadhi, wearing dhotis and playing cricket. People thought we have gone crazy and add on to that was the never ending cricket scenes." "My (former) wife Reema told me that when she can't understand the language we were speaking in, how will the audience understand the film? So there is a scene in the movie where I ask my (on-screen) mother in the temple, 'Ma ye beda uthake maine kauno galti toh nahi kar di hai?' One day me and Ashu (Ashutosh Gowariker) were sitting and I asked him instinctively, 'Ashu, yeh beda uthake hamne kauno galti toh nahi kar di?' I always remember that line. So fear is always there. My films, every time, are so new and unique that I don't know where I will end up," he added. Further during the interview, when the actor was quizzed on demonetisation and did it affect him or not, he said, "People dealing in cash are mostly facing problems. My entire money is in a bank. I use credit cards for everything." Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, 'Dangal' is a biographical sports drama film, featuring the actor as wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, and new comers Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Television actress Sakshi Tanwar will be seen portraying Aamir's wife in the movie. Set to release on December 23, the film's "humour and dramatic moments" attracted the 'PK' star to take up the project. "What attracted me to 'Dangal' were its moments of humour. It's like a Rajkumar Hirani film, where you are trying to say something serious in a light-hearted manner. With 'Dangal,' we have the same deadly combination of humour and dramatic moments," he said. (ANI)