18 August 2023, Mumbai: Filmmaker Mansoor Khan, Aamir Khan’s cousin, recently shared an interesting insight about Aamir Khan’s performance in the film “Laal Singh Chaddha.” According to Mansoor Khan, Aamir Khan mentioned that even renowned filmmaker SS Rajamouli felt he was overacting in the movie, which was released in August 2022. In a conversation with the news agency PTI, Mansoor Khan discussed Aamir’s response to Rajamouli’s feedback on his acting in the film.
S S Rajamouli’s Opinion on ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’
Mansoor Khan revealed that Aamir Khan told him about Rajamouli’s opinion, saying, “When you told me it was over the top, I said, okay, you are a subtle guy, which is why you might have felt that way. But when someone like Rajamouli tells me overacting lag raha hai (it seems like overacting), I said to myself, isko bhi lag raha hai toh kiya hi hoga (if he also feels so, then it must be true).”
Mansoor Khan pointed out that Aamir Khan has a great sense of humor and shared this incident with a touch of light-heartedness. He acknowledged Aamir’s ability to take feedback in a positive manner and mentioned that even he had conveyed similar thoughts to Aamir about his performance. Regarding Aamir’s performance in “Laal Singh Chaddha,” Mansoor Khan commented on the subtlety of the character and how Aamir’s expressions seemed a bit exaggerated. He compared Aamir’s portrayal to Tom Hanks’ minimalistic approach in the original film, “Forrest Gump.”
“Laal Singh Chaddha” is the Hindi adaptation of “Forrest Gump”
directed by Advait Chandan. The film featured Aamir Khan alongside Kareena Kapoor and Mona Singh in significant roles. Despite the criticism and feedback, the film faced challenges such as calls for boycotting Bollywood content. Aamir Khan remained optimistic, believing that a good movie would find its audience despite such challenges.
Mansoor Khan also touched upon the disappointment Aamir faced when the film did not perform as expected at the box office. He recalled Aamir’s perspective on the matter and how he considered it a setback.
In a reflective note, Mansoor Khan shared his reasons for making his directorial debut, “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.” He revealed that his decision to create the film stemmed from feelings of guilt for not following a conventional path. Dropping out of college and refusing typical 9-5 jobs, Mansoor Khan embarked on a filmmaking journey to prove himself. He acknowledged that he did not expect box office success for “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” but wanted to establish his identity.
Mansoor Khan’s relationship with Aamir Khan has yielded several successful collaborations, including iconic films like “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak,” “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander,” and “Akele Hum Akele Tum.”
By Yashika Desai