Aamir Khan is the Bollywood superstar. He has delivered several box office hits that established him as one of the highest paid actors in the industry. He is well known as Mr. Perfectionist in the industry and his dedication to the job was seen long before his debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Even the legendary Amrish Puri actor was also in awe of his work ethic. Scroll down to find out more.
Aamir made his leading role debut with QSQT in 1988, but his first association with Hindi films began with ‘Yaadon Ki Baarat’ (1973), where he played the younger version of Tariq and appeared in the title track, sung by Lata Mangeshkar. His uncle Nasir Hussain and his father Tahir Hussain were prominent names in the film industry.
According to Pinkvilla, when young Aamir Khan expressed his desire to work in the film industry, his father and uncle objected. However, they later agreed on the condition that Aamir work and study simultaneously. The Lagaan star began working as an assistant to his uncle on his film Manzil Manzil (1984) starring Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia.
Being a perfectionist, Aamir gathered all the paperwork such as property lists, scene details, and call sheets. Their hard work and dedication were highly appreciated by the actors and technicians involved in the film. Nasir Hussain was also very impressed by her work.
Aamir Khan later helped his uncle in his other film ‘Zabardast’ (1985) starring Sanjeev Kumar, Sunny Deol, Rajiv Kapoor, Jaya Pradha, Rati Agnihotri, Tanuja and Amrish Puri. While everyone on set was aware of Aamir’s relationship with Nasir Hussain, some were unaware. One of them was Amrish Puri.
On set, Aamir was in charge of the action continuity of the scenes and his job was to verify the finer details related to the scenes. According to the report, the young Aamir instructed Amrish Puri on the placement of his hands based on the scene of the last shooting. Amrish Puri, who was engrossed in the scene, kept forgetting the continuity and Aamir kept reminding him and after a few reminders, suddenly Amrish Puri lost his cool.
The late star yelled at Aamir Khan on set, but the Dangal star kept his head down and took the screams out of respect for the veteran actor. Nasir Hussain then gently chimed in to say that Aamir is just doing his job. Amrish Puri then came to his senses and realized the mistake he made in the heat of the moment. The legendary actor then thanked Aamir for his dedication and commitment to his work.
It is also worth knowing that the original film Zabardast starring Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Rishi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman, Tina Munim, Raj Kiran, Kajal Kiran and Amjad Khan in 1979. However, the film was archived and revived further. late with a different cast.
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