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I lock myself in a room & weep, says Aamir Khan when his films don’t work

Aamir Khan is known as Mr. Perfectionist for choosing the right script for his films. But In an interview with a Film Information trade magazine in 1996, Aamir Khan revealed he weeps when his film doesn’t work at the box office, he told, “I cry. I cry a lot when my film flops. I lock myself in a room and weep. Even a hit makes me cry, but they are tears of joy. I begin to cry quite easily.”

Aamir Khan added, “Once, I even cried on a set. It happened when we were shooting for Dil and I couldn’t get a dance step properly. I was disgusted with myself and was sulking when Saroj Khan came up to me and tried to re-explain the step. That did it! I could control my tears no longer and there I was, crying in front of the whole unit.”

In the same interview, the actor also revealed his approach towards his own films and how he reacts when things go wrong, “I do feel frustrated, but I don’t change because of that. I was the first actor who stopped signing films indiscriminately, much before the star ceiling system was introduced. I had announced in an interview in 1988 that I would not be signing new films till my old lot was cleared, and I stuck to my guns.”

“I reduced my number of assignments and everyone thought, I was a fool, that I was committing suicide. But I firmly believed that somewhere, somebody has to take a stand. My stand brought about a change. Today, there are so many artists who’ve realized the advantages of doing a limited number of films at a time.”

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Disha Yadav

She is an aspiring writer and has been into our the domain of content writing since a year. She joined CT as an intern and soon took over full-fledged writing for Bollywood. She contributes news articles for CT and intends to write on diverse issues on Bollywood.
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