Aamir Khan says he wished he was born in the 1960 with learned people who had a sense of creativity and sensitivity.
“Creative people and the creativity was there before as well. Then also there were people doing good work and people doing not-so-good work. I think its in nostalgia that we think that the movies in the 1960s were real and good… They were indeed and I am not denying that,” the 51-year-old said.
“At that time people had gone through, risen from the social upheaval, Independence struggle was there, partition had taken place… so that entire generation of people who were creative at that time… Sahir Ludhianvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri… very left wing leaning people…
“I feel I wish I was born at that time… Mehboob Khan saheb, K Asif, Guru Dutt… these are all people of that turmoil time, they grew up in that era. I feel that was the golden period of Indian cinema . But I think in fact now today even more and more young people are coming up with different stories, challenging themselves, challenging the audience,” Aamir added.
“Today also there a lot of creative people who love their art, their job, work, they do crazy work. In films like mine, you won’t see advertisements in them. There are a lot of creative people. For example the movies I have worked in, look at the writers of those films, the stories that you liked or might have liked in which I have worked… those have been penned by other writer, not me.
“These creative people with whom I got the opportunity to work with…different people, so there are creative individuals in our industry… Marathi cinema today is coming up with really challenging work,” he said.